I wasn’t going to write about it. I truly wasn’t. I was going to let last week’s news story by reporter Kristy Seachrist stand on its own, and let readers read between the lines for themselves about how the Humane Society of the United States was creating a new agriculture advisory council in Ohio “to […]
One source estimates 55 to 75 percent of farm workers lack legal status, while others put the number at closer to 20 percent.
Editor Susan Crowell says goodbye to her mother.
No More Food Fights: We have to make time to come together around the food plate, to have a conversation — a human connection — that doesn’t end in a food fight.
It was a Super Bowl ad that grabbed our attention for its shear simplicity, not its shock factor. Paul Harvey sharing his, “So God Made a Farmer” tribute.
Find new alliances? Sit down and work out compromises? Editor Susan Crowell is all for it, just as long as we’re not dealing with the HSUS.
Most of us are science illiterate. That’s why emotion and public perception steers policy, not science. A GMO opponent changes his mind.
I don’t know what they’re doing in D.C., but it’s clear what they’re not doing. The work we sent them there to do.
Agriculture drives a huge chunk of the economy in both Ohio and Pennsylvania. And that’s not hyperbole, it’s fact.
Editor Susan Crowell shares the importance of seeking others’ advice when it comes to improving your farm. Grazing councils are a great example.
Some are touting New York’s yogurt empire as the equivalent to California’s Silicon Valley. Editor Susan Crowell says let’s hope it keeps growing, one spoonful at a time.
Anti-GMO sentiment is based on faulty science, emotion, a mistrust of big corporations, and even conspiracy theories. Editor Susan Crowell serves up her thoughts.
Any time we can increase the consumption of fruits and vegetables, we win — both from a health and an agricultural production standpoint.
Today, we want it all: a healthy environment, low taxes, cheap food, profitable agriculture community and a solid rural economy. But if we looked long-term, what is it that would be “worth as much to agriculture 25 years from now” as it is today?
By: TOM DOWNING The activities at steam and engine shows take place primarily outside and so are greatly subject to weather conditions. Some might argue this fact is a good argument for having a four-day show or longer, as most rainy spells don’t commonly last that long, so the chances of having a decently profitable […]
No two farmers manage their farms the same way — one organic grower could have higher risk of bacterial contamination than another, and the same could be said of a nonorganic grower.
Editor Susan Crowell is going to quit her day job and become a professional dairy showman. All someone needs to do is to: a) train her; and b) keep her in M&Ms.
What can we learn for our own farm’s success from the missteps of Hostess, Kodak and J.C. Penney? Editor Susan Crowell weighs in.
Editor Susan Crowell says we need new uses of agricultural commodities, to keep that new blood and passion to continue to build our rural communities.
Short on farm labor? Just create a “working mixer” for singles, says Editor Susan Crowell. (Hey, it worked for a farmer in Idaho!)