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Searching for hope with grace

Thursday, November 30, 2006

I am always on the look-out for new books on Lyme disease. Most are scientifically-based and might offer a glimmer of hope through new treatment options within the medical world.

Riding (and writing) the ethanol tiger

Thursday, November 30, 2006

For years, farmers’ hearts would leap when the word “ethanol” appeared in a newspaper headline. Now farmers almost dread it because they know the ensuing story is likely to outline the inevitable bust that awaits them if the current unplanned, willy-nilly ethanol boom continues.

Thanksgiving peace

Thursday, November 30, 2006

My family gathered around Dad’s dining room table for Thanksgiving dinner. After lingering over the trimmings, we talked about walking off some of our over-indulgence.

The gift that keeps on (not) giving

Thursday, November 30, 2006

Look, I don’t want to alarm anyone, but last week was Thanksgiving. How did that happen? It seems like only yesterday, I was first perusing the Christmas holiday decor alongside the Fourth of July merchandise.

Approaching the winter of Ori’s life

Thursday, November 30, 2006

How do we know when it is time? For weeks, I’ve ached when Ori winces as he eases himself down on his bed.

USDA expands emerald ash borer quarantine to Ohio, Illinois and Indiana

Thursday, November 30, 2006

WASHINGTON – The emerald ash borer quarantine has been expanded and includes the entire states of Illinois, Indiana and Ohio, more than doubling the previously quarantined area which includes the entire lower peninsula of Michigan.

Study says biotech crops a factor in meeting food and fuel demands

Thursday, November 30, 2006

WASHINGTON – With ethanol demand at record highs and existing strong food use of corn, some experts are wondering where the extra corn will come from.

Locals to compete for state awards

Thursday, November 30, 2006

CANFIELD, Ohio – A Mahoning County couple is a semifinalist for the Ohio Farm Bureau Federation’s Young Farmers Award.

Help wanted: Equipment dealers hiring

Thursday, November 30, 2006

FENTON, Mo. – Agricultural, industrial and outdoor power equipment dealers throughout North America are now hiring, according to the North American Equipment Dealers Association.

From soybean stalks to fiberboard

Thursday, November 30, 2006

BELTSVILLE, Md. – Having successfully turned pieces of giant soybean stalks into charcoal briquettes, Agricultural Research Service chemical engineer Justin Barone now believes they would make good fiberboard and other wood-substitute products as well.

Expert: Ag technology improvements critical part of a positive world future

Thursday, November 30, 2006

URBANA, Ill. – Genetically modified (GM) crops and new information technologies will be central to meeting the food demands of a rapidly growing world population sustainably, said a University of Illinois agricultural economist.

Bloomin’ and boomin’: Pa. ranked seventh in ’05 floriculture crops sales

Thursday, November 30, 2006

HARRISBURG, Pa. – Pennsylvania ranked seventh nationally in wholesale sales of floriculture crops in 2005 with a wholesale value of sales by commercial flower and foliage producers that totaled $174.

Egg farm may have permits yanked

Thursday, November 30, 2006

SALEM, Ohio – When Ohio Fresh Eggs operators bought the facilities from the now-defunct Buckeye Egg Farm, they promised to be good, conscientious neighbors who would make the farm an asset to the community.

Llama love, donkey delight and horse heaven

Thursday, November 30, 2006

CUMBERLAND, Ohio – When you ask Gary Conrad what he does for a living, he’ll tell you he’s a single father of 200.

Plugging renewable energy

Thursday, November 30, 2006

COLUMBUS – Most Americans agree that a move toward “energy independence” is a good thing. But is it realistic? Not if you mean 100 percent independence from foreign oil resources.

Greatest generation deserves thanks

Thursday, November 23, 2006

Driving in to town one day late this summer, a warning light came on in my little yellow VW Beetle. I knew just where to go to have it checked out.

Voters: less bumbling, more balance

Thursday, November 23, 2006

According to most political wags, Nov. 7′s election results were delivered more by do-nothing Republicans than by here’s-what-we-want-to-do Democrats.

Thanksgiving from a bovine’s view

Thursday, November 23, 2006

Thank you, God, for the world so sweet. Thank you, God, for the food we eat. Thank you, God, for the birds that sing, Thank you, God for everything

Just Look At Us!

Thursday, November 23, 2006

Here we are with a streamlined food page in 4-color! Recipes, more recipes and nothing but recipes! We’ll focus mainly on “back to basic” recipes using ingredients that most of us keep on hand all the time.

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