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Pester power: Who’s the adult here?

Thursday, October 25, 2007

I wish there was a vaccine for parents, administered around the time their children start talking, that provided immunity to kidfluence.

Fall brilliance brings soft heartache

Thursday, October 25, 2007

This is the time of year that slows us down enough to enjoy the grandeur all around us. The leaves are absolutely stunning as the bright blue sky serves as their backdrop and the sunshine dapples the entire show with brilliance.

Farm bill revives New Zealand truth

Thursday, October 25, 2007

As sure as the rooster crows every morning, someone will crow every farm bill year on how New Zealand’s 1984 elimination of government farm programs has brought a never-ending dawn to Kiwi farmers.

Toy makers stuck on naughty, not so nice

Thursday, October 25, 2007

What ever happened to “play nice?” News sources quote a Chinese safety official with the “General Administration of Quality Supervision, Inspection and Quarantine” (whew!) as saying that discussion with the United States over how much lead paint could be used in toys were being worked out by product safety officials in both countries.

October skies bring autumn splendor

Thursday, October 25, 2007

For me, Christmas morning can’t hold a candle to one of these rare October dawns when the sun is not quite up and the dew is heavy on the grass and contrails play tic-tac-toe in heaven’s splendid blue vault.

Summitcrest Farms registers most Angus in Ohio

Thursday, October 25, 2007

ST. JOSEPH, Mo. – The 10 producers who registered the most Angus beef cattle in the state of Ohio recorded a total of 2,205 Angus with the

Is there anything corn can’t do?

Thursday, October 25, 2007

BOSTON – Scientists are reporting an advance toward turning corn plants into natural factories for producing gelatin to replace animal-sourced gelatin widely used by the pharmaceutical industry for manufacturing capsules and tablets.

Farmers in El Salvador benefit from high-value crops, modern techniques

Thursday, October 25, 2007

OPICO, El Salvador – In 1989, Gilberto Mancia left war-torn El Salvador to work in the United States building and repairing air conditioning units.

Farm truck accidents can be avoided

Thursday, October 25, 2007

FARGO, N.D. – Farm trucks are involved in accidents, on and off the road, every year, but the numbers go up at harvest time.

Farm ponds sources of water, danger

Thursday, October 25, 2007

JACKSON, Miss. – In 2004, the No. 1 cause of accidental deaths on farms among Farm Bureau members in Mississippi was drowning in farm ponds.

Death by soybeans: Cattle fatalities caused by acute rumen acidosis

Thursday, October 25, 2007

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. – Twelve cattle on a southern Indiana farm died of a condition called grain overload, which caused acute rumen acidosis, according preliminary findings of Purdue University veterinarians.

Cows that work: Genetic priorities

Thursday, October 25, 2007

WOOSTER, Ohio – Many beef producers struggle with priorities when it comes to genetic selection. One part of them knows the market rewards a focus on the end product.

Chinese growers provide solution to watermelon diseases and nematodes

Thursday, October 25, 2007

CHARLESTON, S.C. – For years, South Carolina peach growers have planted grafted trees, the union of fruit wood to rootstock that is resistant to soilborne diseases and nematodes.

One day at a time

Thursday, October 25, 2007

FOMBELL, Pa. – Numbers float through Brant Cooper’s mind. Forty-two, the number of years he’s lived, and 22, the number of years he’s been married to the girl he met at the Big Knob Fair.

Legislator proposes ag license plate

Thursday, October 25, 2007

SALEM, Ohio – Farmers and farm supporters may soon get a new way to show their enthusiasm for Ohio’s No.

A winner is tapped: Sugarbush success

Thursday, October 25, 2007

AKRON – “Hmm, what was that?” Three judges raise plastic spoons to their mouths, pressing their lips together and slurping the amber liquid they’ve doled out like gold.

The courage to carry on

Thursday, October 25, 2007

MARIETTA, Ohio – For as long as Neil Lane can remember, he never wanted to do anything except farm. He loves the open space, the fresh air, the hard work.

At a crossroad

Thursday, October 25, 2007

The problem. In 2006, Stark County farmer Jerry Dickerhoof planted corn in a field at the intersection of Kenmore Street and Parks Avenue.

‘Gutted’: UK farmers face FMD

Thursday, October 18, 2007

What does it feel like to face foot-and-mouth disease? What does it feel like to have your farm quarantined? To have an entire geographic region closed to animal movement? To lose generations of livestock genetics in the blink of an eye? To receive little compensation for dumped milk or for meat? For all we know about farming here in the United States, we know little about the terror, the frustrations, of farming in the midst of a major animal disease outbreak.

Happiness is a playful, warm puppy

Thursday, October 18, 2007

I was talking to a sweet woman one day this past week, and she mentioned that her little Westie dog is getting old and feeble.

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