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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.

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