Archive for March, 2015


Soy flour not just for cooking anymore

Wednesday, December 31, 2008

WASHINGTON — In 1941, Henry Ford unveiled a plastic-bodied car whose panels included soybean meal as component. The feat made headlines — and history — but the idea never took off commercially. Continued research However, researchers continue to toy with the idea, including Agricultural Research Service (ARS) scientists Lei Jong and Jeffrey Byars, who are […]

2009 resolution: Live, laugh and love

Wednesday, December 31, 2008

I have always loved the holidays, enjoying the merriment of the magical, treasuring the family togetherness as we drift through the tail end of a year and prepare to welcome the new. Not this year But this year, for some reason, I have decided to say “Bah Humbug” to new year’s resolutions. It feels too […]

Spread the Cheer

Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Witmer’s Inc. of Columbiana, Ohio, recently held a Christmas food drive for The Way Station. The company’s goal was to fill a Pequea manure spreader with nonperishable food and, in the end, more than 360 items were collected. Those who donated food were placed in a drawing for prizes, including a Massey Ferguson pedal tractor. […]

Hunters turn up CWD in W.Va. deer herd

Wednesday, December 31, 2008

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Preliminary test results indicate the chronic wasting disease (CWD) agent was present in five hunter-harvested deer collected in Hampshire County, W.Va., during the 2008 deer firearms hunting season. “As part of our agency’s ongoing and intensive CWD monitoring effort, samples were collected from 1,355 hunter-harvested deer brought to game checking stations in […]

Who will lead your farm after you?

Wednesday, December 31, 2008

How much time do you spend developing your farm’s next generation of leadership?

Is ‘sucker’ written on our foreheads?

Wednesday, December 31, 2008

It’s the end of the year, but columnist Alan Guebert still has unanswered questions.

Farm and Dairy’s 2008 top stories in review

Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Weather woes Weather is always a hot topic in the farmhouse. In March, an ice storm hit northeastern Ohio and western Pa., followed by 23 inches of snow in some places. Snow emergencies were declared in 60 Ohio counties and homes and farms were without electricity for days. And in September, remnants of Hurricane Ike […]

The myths and realities of believing

Wednesday, December 31, 2008

You never think it will happen to you. I paused. I gulped. I looked around, and then down, into the earnest, twinkle-eyed face of my darling 9-year-old daughter as she uttered those words that strike fear into a parental heart: “Mommy, is Santa Claus real?” This is like “that talk” you know you are going […]

The year 2008 was really a bummer

Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Let’s just come right out and say it: 2008 was a bummer. Actually, that is one of the kindest things one might say about the not-so-dear departed year. The welcome to 2009 is bound to be more subdued than usual. The state of the world, the state of the economy, the state of just about […]

A roundup of FFA news for the week of Jan. 1, 2009

Wednesday, December 31, 2008

ANDOVER, Ohio — The members of the Pymatuning Valley FFA recently painted the West Andover Cemetery fence. They spent two days getting it ready and then applying a coat of paint. Members began a “Toys for Kids” campaign within the Pymatuning Valley Local School district. Boxes for the toys were placed by the FFA members […]


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