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U.S. Court hears hemp farmers’ stories

Saturday, November 29, 2008

ST. PAUL, Minn. — Two North Dakota farmers, who filed a lawsuit in June of 2007 to end the Drug Enforcement Administration’s ban on commercial hemp farming in the U.S., were heard by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit Nov. 12. The oral arguments before the three-judge panel centered on the farmer’s […]

A roundup of FFA news for the week of Nov. 27, 2008

Thursday, November 27, 2008

JEROMESVILLE, Ohio — Seventy members of the Hillsdale FFA received their Greenhand and Chapter degrees Nov. 5. The guest speaker was Krystin Bachman, Ohio’s State FFA vice president. The ceremony consisted of the recognition of all members who attained the requirements necessary to receive the Greenhand and Chapter degrees. During the ceremony, the members received […]

Pumpkin Cake and a Poem

Thursday, November 27, 2008

This pumpkin cake may not be so different from other pumpkin cakes you’ve tried, but see if you agree with me; it’s right up there with the better ones.

Hazard A Guess: Week of Nov. 27, 2008

Thursday, November 27, 2008

Hello from Hazard! OK this is a really short deadline week for Hazard because of the Thanksgiving holiday. We are writing this on Thursday afternoon — at the same time most of you were probably reading last week’s paper. What that means, of course, is that no one can respond to a new item and […]

A flock of tundra swans is an impressive sight

Thursday, November 27, 2008

Last week as I traveled across the southern tier of New York, V-shaped skeins of Canada geese crossed the sky from north to south. It was a vintage November day — cold, gray and damp. At a rest stop near Jamestown, another flock caught my eye. But these birds were bigger and pure white. Tundra […]

The stick as a toy is a hard(wood) sell

Thursday, November 27, 2008

Proving yet again even my dog is more forward thinking than I, the stick has recently been inducted into the Toy Hall of Fame. The lowly stick, a universal plaything powered by a child’s imagination, landed in the National Toy Hall of Fame on Thursday along with the Baby Doll and the skateboard…Curators said the […]

Winter grazing may be right for you

Thursday, November 27, 2008

The lack of adequate rainfall in our area this summer and fall left many producers with less forage than they would like, but that doesn’t mean they are all feeding hay yet. If you do not have forage left for livestock to graze at this time of year you may want to reconsider some of […]

Departed loved ones are still in our hearts

Thursday, November 27, 2008

“Much to be thankful for, much to ponder which has passed away, much to contemplate which is yet to come.” – Silas Smith, 1918 Thanksgiving has arrived once again, and as we celebrate our prosperity, this is a day which gives us reason to contemplate the changes in our lives as the years roll by. […]

FSA Andy for Nov. 27, 2008

Thursday, November 27, 2008

Hello Again! As we begin to shovel our way through the 2009 farm bill, there are additional benefits for beginning farmers, socially disadvantaged farmers and limited resource farmers. A beginning farmer is defined as an individual or entity who has not operated a farm for more than 10 years. In the case of an entity, […]

Hog producers may benefit from recession due to lower feed costs

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. — Hog producers may actually be helped by the current recession because of lower feed costs, said a Purdue University Extension marketing specialist. Back into profitability “Lower costs in combination with smaller pork supplies in 2009 could be the combination that puts the industry back into profitability,” said Chris Hurt. “Hog prices […]

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