Archive for April, 2014


No silver bullet for the pork industry

Monday, November 30, 2009

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. — The futures market is optimistic and pork producers have a chance to lock in prices that will at least let them break even, said one Purdue University agricultural economist. “When looking forward to 2010, most analysts who predict hog prices say prices will not be as high as the cost of […]

A cough and a wheeze from a horse may signal heaves

Monday, November 30, 2009

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. –A horse diagnosed with “heaves” has been known by many names over the years. At one point the disorder was commonly referred to as COPD, short for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, a condition that is linked to tobacco smoke in humans. Because chronic obstructive pulmonary disease in humans is very different than heaves, […]

2009 Rules for Writing and Art Contest

Monday, November 30, 2009

Writing Contest Rules The writing contest is open to all children and adults. The following rules apply: • The deadline to enter is Dec. 1. • All authors must include their name, hometown and age on each entry. Also, provide a way for us to contact you if you win. (Phone number or email is […]

2009 Holiday Art and Writing Contest

Monday, November 30, 2009

Thinking of the holidays? Grab your keyboard and put those thoughts on paper in a story for our contest. Or, if you aren’t a writer, but like to draw, we want to see your work. Make a holiday masterpiece and enter it in our holiday art contest.

Gov. Rendell requests more help from federal sources for Pa. dairies

Sunday, November 29, 2009

Pa. governor says more help is needed for dairy producers.

Ohio’s young hunters are succeeding

Saturday, November 28, 2009

COLUMBUS — Young hunters across Ohio were successful during the seventh annual youth deer-gun Season, held Nov. 21-22. Hunters age 17 and under killed 9,331 deer during the special two-day season, aimed at providing a high-quality hunting experience for younger Ohioans. Last year’s youth hunt saw a deer harvest of 9,852. The Ohio Department of […]

Conservation district hands out awards

Friday, November 27, 2009

CORTLAND, Ohio — The 59th Trumbull Soil and Water Conservation District annual awards banquet was held at the Garden Brook Banquet Center in Cortland. Warren McClintock of Fowler received the Bill Penn Memorial Award, which is the highest honor bestowed upon a citizen of Trumbull County for conservation. The award is named after Bill Penn […]

Burn off calories from Thanksgiving dinner

Thursday, November 26, 2009

MANHATTAN, Kan. — Food and food safety pros have numerous tips for preparing a traditional Thanksgiving dinner, but, other than washing hands before and after the meal, recommendations for diners are few. Until now, that is. Sample holiday meal According to Mary Meck Higgins, a Kansas State University Research and Extension nutrition specialist, a modest […]

Remember me? Of course I do, Orlie

Thursday, November 26, 2009

Longtime readers may recall a Thanksgiving column years ago that featured a dinner entree provided by Orlie, the gainfully unemployed younger brother of our farm’s two hired men, Jackie and Howard. How did we end up with three brothers, all bachelors, living together in a provided house on the farm along with their widowed mother? […]

FSA Andy for Nov. 26, 2009

Thursday, November 26, 2009

Hello again, Farming this year has presented many challenges to our hard working and dedicated farmers. I know that one of the big challenges this fall is making ends meet and cash flowing your farm business needs. USDA may be able to help you obtain some quick cash if you own some harvested grain that […]


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