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Draw of the water is so irresistible

Thursday, January 31, 2008

In the dead of winter, I dream deep dreams of swimming. As the thermometer sits precisely on zero this morning on our farm, I just awoke from a blissful night of dreaming, snuggled down in my cozy warm bed, topped with a down comforter.

Farm bill discussions are ‘ridiculous’

Thursday, January 31, 2008

Be it bird hunting in Minnesota or vote hunting on Capitol Hill, House Agriculture Committee Chairman Collin Peterson is seen as a straight shooter of both pheasants and fools.

Family meetings just make sense

Thursday, January 31, 2008

Regardless of the size of your dairy farm, if there are family members involved – directly or indirectly – with the business, it is important to conduct regular family business meetings.

Having My Bowls

Thursday, January 31, 2008

When I first did the math concerning Super Bowl history I was confused. I learned that the first championship game between the NFL and the AFL was played in 1967.

Vacuum wars

Thursday, January 31, 2008

“I’m not going to vacuum until Sears makes one you can ride on.” – Roseanne Barr

Longing for spring in a crazy world

Thursday, January 31, 2008

Just think: Spring, by the calendar, is only three months hence. And isn’t it sweet to have those few extra minutes of daylight each day, even though the vernal equinox still slumbers? Meanwhile, we must all endure Old Man Winter’s wrath along with trying to keep warm, keep the pipes from freezing and despite having had the fireplace chimney relined several years ago, I still can’t summon the courage to light a fire.

Ohio farmland preservation in limbo

Thursday, January 31, 2008

REYNOLDSBURG, Ohio – The economy of Ohio depends on the $93.7 billion industry of agriculture with its employment of hundreds of thousands of workers.

Volunteer corn threatens efficiency of modified varieties against pests

Thursday, January 31, 2008

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. – Bt could stand for “big trouble” in the years ahead if farmers aren’t careful in their use of biotech corn, said a

To beat the slugs, get crop in the ground early

Thursday, January 31, 2008

WEST MIDDLESEX, Pa. – Ron Hammond, the “go-to guy” on gray garden slugs in Ohio and Pennsylvania, gave his annual dose of slug control therapy at the Tri-State Conservation Tillage Conference Jan.

Senate confirms next Secretary of Ag

Thursday, January 31, 2008

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Senate confirmed former North Dakota Gov. Ed Schafer as the country’s next secretary of agriculture Jan.


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