Archive for September, 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 […]

We can’t be forever 15

Thursday, November 26, 2009

Nothing will knock you out of a navel-gazing haze of self-indulgence over rapidly advancing age — “Wait? What’s that? Another wrinkle?” — quite like staring death in the face. In this case, “the face” was a snapshot, more than 20 years old, of an old high school classmate who never lived to see her 16th […]

Dogs can make life less complicated

Thursday, November 26, 2009

“For the simple things, I am grateful. We complicate our lives to the point of total distraction from that which is most sacred, and that distraction keeps us from experiencing deep gratitude.” – Helen Hooven Santmyer When life gets a little too complicated, I like nothing more than to hang out with my dogs. Channing […]

Try to be a little Pollyanna-ish

Thursday, November 26, 2009

Oh how my sister and I hated Pollyanna. Pollyanna — the heroine of a long-ago children’s book — was a symbol of relentless cheerfulness. No matter how dire the circumstance, the “little glad girl” managed to find something cheerful about it. The author who gave her birth — Eleanor H. Porter — in 1913 created […]

A roundup of 4-H news for the week of Nov. 26, 2009

Thursday, November 26, 2009

ORWELL, Ohio — The Mustang Wranglers 4-H horse club held its regular monthly meeting Nov. 14 at Saddles Etc. & Gift Shop. Club members elected the following officers: Stephanie Mason, president; Carolyn Morrow, vice-president; Jackie Warren, secretary; Katrina Kingdom, treasurer; Hannah Propst, reporter and Helena Zaller, librarian. The club voted on fundraising and community service […]

A roundup of FFA news for the week of Nov. 26, 2009

Thursday, November 26, 2009

GNADENHUTTEN, Ohio — The Indian Valley FFA competed in parliamentary procedure contests Nov. 10 at River View High School. The Indian Valley junior team placed second and received a gold rating. Members of the junior team were Cassie Glazer, Kira Oliver, Brianna Beamer, Alex Costmire, Brianna Hamilton, Karalin Gray, Coryden Enochs, Steven Wheeler, Keyona John […]

OSU ‘center’ed on safe, accessible food

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

New Ohio State effort focused on food

Pennsylvania turkey farm is more than a business; it’s a tradition

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

The Pounds Turkey Farm brings home the Thanksgiving tradition for its customers.

Meatless by choice, or by design?

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Earlier this fall, Baltimore City Public Schools initiated its “Meatless Monday” menu that includes a cheese sandwich or cheese lasagna or a bowl of vegetables, but no meat options. None. “We hope Baltimore will become a national model for each school system in the nation to follow,” said Robert Lawrence, director of the Johns Hopkins […]

Grain harvest struggles to its conclusion

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

When prices go up and down, sometimes without reason, we call it “volatile.” When we can explain it, we describe cycles and retracements and corrections. We have a basket full of adjectives to describe the chicken-entrail sketching on our charts. This market we just describe as erratic.

2010 promises fewer fields of wheat

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

WOOSTER, Ohio — The same weather conditions that have delayed Ohio corn and soybean harvest are also keeping wheat out of the ground. As a result, intended acreage may not be fully realized, says an Ohio State University Extension plant pathologist. “We are in the high-risk time now for planting wheat. Ideally, the wheat should […]


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