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Graduation brings a new chapter

Thursday, May 31, 2007

Life is made up of a million and one ordinary days, but into this mix are sprinkled some truly momentous moments, usually spread out with wonderful harmony and the balance of time.

Sir Isaac Newton meets Congress

Thursday, May 31, 2007

Newton’s Third Law of Motion, “For every action there is an equal and opposite reaction,” has direct application to the physics of farm bills.

Take care of your round bales, and they’ll take care of your livestock

Thursday, May 31, 2007

Storing hay, after production, has a cost to the farm operator in terms of time, effort and machinery required to move bales from production areas to storage areas and then to feeding areas.

Berry Season Begins

Thursday, May 31, 2007

This spring at our house, we’ve sampled a couple packages of shipped-in strawberries. They garnish a pretty plate, aren’t bad on cereal , but we’re still waiting for strawberries fresh from our local patches.

Carpool is life in the slowest lane

Thursday, May 31, 2007

If you can read this, I have survived to write it and (blessedly) not been killed in a tragic multi-car pileup in the carpool lane.

When the green grass grows, so does pasture laminitis

Thursday, May 31, 2007

BLACKSBURG, Va. – With the grass now growing rapidly, some horses are in danger experiencing pasture-induced laminitis.

Threatened sheep moving on up

Thursday, May 31, 2007

MILO, Iowa – Recent USDA numbers show the inventory of breeding sheep is down. But one breed of sheep is showing a remarkable increase.

Study compares corn to glycerin

Thursday, May 31, 2007

COLUMBIA, Mo. – Biodiesel is in high demand. The byproduct of this alternative source of energy, glycerin, is next, according to an agriculture scientist at the University of Missouri-Columbia.

Showdown highlights youth efforts

Thursday, May 31, 2007

MOUNDSVILLE, W.Va. – The Northern Panhandle Stockman’s Association of West Virginia held its annual Blue Gold Showdown Junior Show May 12.

Ohio leaders target puppy mills with bill

Thursday, May 31, 2007

COLUMBUS – Seeking to protect Ohio’s dogs from horrible abuse at the hands of irresponsible breeders who operate puppy mills, Ohio Sen.

New software organizes breeding season in beef cattle herds

Thursday, May 31, 2007

AMES, Iowa – Synchronizing the breeding season in beef cattle herds allows producers the opportunity to use artificial insemination (AI) with reduced labor.

Korean trade deal good for pork producers

Thursday, May 31, 2007

WASHINGTON – U.S. pork producers will receive an additional $10 per pig once the U.S.-South Korea Free Trade Agreement is fully implemented, according to the

Harness horsemen have need for speed

Thursday, May 31, 2007

NORTH LIMA, Ohio – The Canfield Harness Horsemen’s Association will sponsor a mantinee at the Canfield Fairgrounds June 3 at 1:30 p.

Growing an interest in agriculture

Thursday, May 31, 2007

REYNOLDSBURG, Ohio – About 200 producers from across Ohio put off tending to their fields and crops May 24.

Double the fun: Twins reflect on a lifetime of farming together

Thursday, May 31, 2007

DOVER, Ohio – Rex Pritchard’s pickup truck drifts off the pavement on Blacksnake Hill Road. He slides out and wades into the road’s grassy edge, surveying the cow herd in a steep hillside pasture.

‘Father of the Qualified Herdbook’: McKarns receives national award

Thursday, May 31, 2007

BRATTLEBORO, Vt. – At an Ohio Holstein Association winter forum in 1986, Columbiana County dairyman Bill McKarns raised an idea about opening the national association’s registry to include grade cattle.

Advice for life: Get up eight

Thursday, May 24, 2007

Dear Annette, You’re done. No more high school. No more bells, study halls or varsity volleyball. No more sock hops, pep rallies or lunchroom drama.

Something to be said for stubbornness

Thursday, May 24, 2007

Traveling newsman Charles Kuralt once described the farmers of this nation as one of the most stubborn breeds of man alive, and I have never forgotten it.

Common ground: Europe is changing

Thursday, May 24, 2007

If you believe the 2007 U.S. Farm Bill process is complicated – 2 million farmers, 435 representatives, 100 senators, innumerable ideas – it’s a simple souffl

School’s out for summer: Employing minors can be complex

Thursday, May 24, 2007

With the school year coming to a close in the next few weeks, many students will be looking for employment on farms to do a variety of tasks ranging from baling hay to milking cows to operating machinery.

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