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Election Day Cake, a Piece of Americana

Thursday, October 30, 2008

On the occasions when voting booths have been hauled out across this great land, one seasoned political entity has risen to the occasion, wrote Bonnie Benwick*, Washington Post staff writer, a few years back. A heavyweight! she teased, Dense, though. She was referring to Election Day Cake, sometimes called Hartford Election Cake. It bears some […]

Mark your calendars: The low is in

Thursday, October 30, 2008

A few weeks ago I said the bottom would be put in this sick market when the trade realized that the crop production estimate for corn and beans was too high. I am marking my diary that I finally got something right. Mark your calendars that the low is in. On the night of Oct. […]

Picking Pumpkins

Thursday, October 30, 2008

Ben and Lauren Slanker of Canfield, Ohio, had fun picking the perfect pumpkins at Catalpa Grove Farm and Market in Columbiana. The only rule for pumpkin picking that day was that Ben and Lauren had to be able to carry their selections back to the car.

Hazard A Guess: Week of Oct. 30, 2008

Thursday, October 30, 2008

Each week Farm and Dairy challenges readers to identify a small tool or gadget.

Back to the future: An adventure in fifth grade

Thursday, October 30, 2008

You know that nightmare we’ve all had where you suddenly find yourself back in school? Perhaps something has happened and it has come to light that you never actually graduated and *poof* there you are, back in class? That’s the one where you wake up in a cold sweat and the only way it could […]

FSA Andy for Oct. 30, 2008

Thursday, October 30, 2008

Hello again, friends! Are you familiar with that phrase “the more things change, the more they stay the same?” Sometimes I think that is never truer than when working with your Farm Service Agency office. Change seems to be our middle name, yet many of the changes we make seem to take us right back […]

So lucky to be Caroline’s mom

Thursday, October 30, 2008

“The best way to keep children at home is to make home a pleasant atmosphere — and to let the air out of the tires.” – Dorothy Parker Among some of my earliest Farm and Dairy columns was a piece in which I talked about my impatience while awaiting the birth of my second baby. […]

A roundup of 4-H news for the week of Oct. 30, 2008

Thursday, October 30, 2008

JEFFERSON, Ohio — The Prime Bovine 4-H club held its first meeting of the 2008-2009 season Oct. 12 at Joe and Jayne Bodnar’s residence in Jefferson, Ohio. The club elected the following officers for the new year: Jason Krulic, president; Kyle Jones, vice president; Jessica Krulic and Tiffany Newbold, co-secretary and co-reporter; Seth Thomas, health […]

Doha? No really …

Thursday, October 30, 2008

If you list the top 100 things President George W. Bush will complete before noon Jan. 20, the World Trade Organization’s Doha Development Round would fall somewhere after polishing his mountain bike and re-organizing his sock drawer. The White House and Big Ag might place a trade deal slightly higher, say top 10. Both know, […]

A roundup of FFA news for the week of Oct. 30, 2008

Thursday, October 30, 2008

ALLIANCE, Ohio — The Marlington FFA Chapter held its monthly meeting Oct. 9 at 7:30 p.m. in the horticulture building. There were 12 members and numerous guests present. The chapter discussed several items including donation of money to Akron Children’s Hospital, flag football and the upcoming fruit sale. The kickoff of the sale was at […]

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