Friday, November 27, 2015

Monthly Archives: November 2007

While you're recovering from Thanksgiving feasts and looking ahead to another month of holiday gorging, chew on these numbers: 702 million pounds The amount of sweet potatoes grown in 2006 in North Carolina, the nation's largest producer.

I find it amazing, time and time again, how much the world is turning back around to the way it used to be long, long ago.

Even by its Olympic standards for hyperbole and hypocrisy, the performance of the U.S. Senate during the fruitless, pre-Thanksgiving farm bill debate was breathtaking.

It may seem a long way off, especially as you are managing the fall harvest, but winter will be here before we know it and along with it comes a variety of outstanding Extension workshops and educational seminars to help you be a better dairy producer.

It seems a shame to begin thinking of Christmas before Thanksgiving has come and gone, but that is just what I've done for more years now than I care to keep track of.

When I write about my life, people actually ask, with a straight face, if I make things up. When you learn about my people - my family - you soon realize that embellishment is rarely necessary.

WOOSTER, Ohio - For Harold Mann and his son, David, conserving the soil and conserving the farm go hand in hand.

WALNUT CREEK, Ohio - For the Bob Hunter family, conservation is a heritage that has been passed down from generation to generation, just like the 150-acre farm, known as Ancestor Acres, that has been in the family since 1875.

COLUMBUS - A a state-of-the-art mobile ventilation laboratory will help train Ohio's hog farmers on setting and adjusting ventilation in modern hog barns.

HARRISBURG, Pa. - Farmers interested in purchasing no-till planting equipment may qualify for a 50 percent tax credit under the Resource Enhancement and Protection, or REAP, tax credit program, Agriculture Secretary Dennis Wolff said recently.