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Twine and duct tape are farm staples

Thursday, February 22, 2007

Necessity is the mother of invention. No one knows that more than the American farmer. One day recently, my son put on an old pair of his dad’s coveralls and was frustrated when he realized one of the lower leg zippers was broken, leaving the leg flapping open in the breeze.

Come on, let’s redo payment limits

Thursday, February 22, 2007

In a surprisingly move, Secretary of Agriculture Mike Johanns offered three reforms in his Jan. 31 farm bill proposal to fence rich farmers from the farm program payment trough.

Legumes are pastures’ best friends

Thursday, February 22, 2007

Nitrogen is generally the most limiting nutrient for plant growth and it is also one of the most expensive nutrients when purchased as a commercial fertilizer.

Good Side of a Winter Day

Thursday, February 22, 2007

I chipped away at the iciest windshield I’d seen in a long time – maybe ever. I wished Kathie’s play practice had been canceled like so many other events, but I started the van an hour before we needed to leave just to make sure it would be clear of thick snow piled over a layer of sleet that had iced over the first layer of snow.

Knee deep in snow days

Thursday, February 22, 2007

Be careful what you wish for because you just might get it. I use this line ALL the time. I learned it.

Bob Barker’s biggest fan is a feline

Thursday, February 22, 2007

Bob Barker, longtime host of the television game program, The Price is Right, might be interested to know he has a really, really big fan in Berlin Center by the name of Harry.

Young Holstein enthusiasts prove they’re just as driven as adults

Thursday, February 22, 2007

STATE COLLEGE, Pa. – The young people attending the annual convention of the Pa. Junior Holstein Association were busy.

Thinking about corn after corn? Not everything will come up rosy

Thursday, February 22, 2007

COLUMBUS – Crop rotation is the key to maximizing yields while reducing potential problems with insect and diseases.

Quality assurance meetings scheduled

Thursday, February 22, 2007

SHARON, Pa. – The Pennsylvania Beef Council will conduct Beef Quality Assurance classroom training sessions throughout the spring.

Ohio Farmers Union wraps up annual convention, adopts supportive policies

Thursday, February 22, 2007

DUBLIN, Ohio – Ohio Farmers Union presented several service awards for contributions to agriculture at the Ohio Farmers Union 73rd Annual Convention Feb.

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