Sunday, November 29, 2015

Monthly Archives: October 2006

In a perfect world, we'd never print another article like Tony Nicoletto's page one story about his miraculous recovery from a farm accident.

The next afternoon after this tragedy, a beautiful autumn day, I was pleasantly surprised to come home and find our little Amish neighbor girls, Anna and Lizzie, here in our back yard, picking up walnuts as we had told them they were welcome to do.

Show me the contents of a person's wallet and I'll outline their life. My skinny wallet, for example, holds just two credit cards (likes convenience, hates consumer debt), a grocery store discount card (cheapskate), a driver's license, voter's registration card and fishing license (name, address, age, dull life) as well as a blood donor card (O Positive).

Dianne Shoemaker and I have been sharing this Dairy Channel column since 1997, I think. That's a total of about 130 Dairy Channel articles for each of us.

When I think back to my trick-or-treating days as a kid, my memories strike a contrast with the door-to-door invasions we think of today.

We are (too) fast approaching yet another 30-something birthday and let me assure you the new has worn off.

(The following information is provided by Iowa State University Extension.) AMES, Iowa - Despite attention in recent years to laws regarding its transport, application, and storage, anhydrous ammonia remains a serious health risk for farmers.

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. - Asian soybean rust has been found in Indiana for the first time, but poses no threat to Indiana soybean producers this year.

URBANA, Ill. - Wheat, corn, and soybean prices, which have moved higher since mid-September, have implications for the production plans of farmers and perhaps for farm policy.

MANHATTAN, Kan. - Research indicates that farmers experience greater hearing loss than do people in other occupations.