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Ghosts of Christmas past

December 11, 2009 As we approach the Christmas holiday, do you tend to look back on Christmas as you were growing up? Or when you had a family and they were a big part of this holiday? I find myself... more »»

‘Food or fuel’ is causing a debate

December 10, 2009 We have a real dilemma in this country, and it can impact farmers and consumers right here in Trumbull County and all of Ohio. more »»

Be thankful for food, freedoms

November 26, 2009 What is on the menu at your home on this Thanksgiving Day? Or perhaps you decided to give the chefs of the household a rest and eat at a local restaurant. more »»

Thankful — even if it was in Michigan

November 20, 2009 About two weeks ago, we had a special occasion to travel to that “school up north,”?as former Ohio State University coach Woody Hayes would call the University of Michigan. more »»

Vote for Issue 2 just the beginning

November 12, 2009 A hearty thanks to those who voted for and supported Issue 2 last week. It passed by a large margin with the support of farmers and a large group of consumer. more »»

Are boards out with the wash?

October 30, 2009 Hanging on the wall in our laundry room at home is a tool or appliance that is not used much anymore. It is a simple tool that doesn’t have any gears, wires, batteries or computer chips. more »»

Ohio farmers need a ‘yes’ on Issue 2

October 29, 2009 On Issue 2, a “Yes” vote is recommended and supported by a host of farm and other organizations across the state of Ohio. more »»

Issue 2 stands for common sense

October 15, 2009 If out-of-state animal rights activist groups such as the Humane Society of the United States would get legislation passed that impacts agricultural production, they could cost consumers in the... more »»

Husking peg was essential tool

October 9, 2009 Many years ago, there was a very small farm tool widely used this time of the year, and in some groups it is still a popular little tool. It is called a husking peg or pin. more »»

Urban, rural areas need each other

October 1, 2009 Recently, as I was talking with one of my local farmer friends, I was impressed with the idea that the farm and urban communities depend a lot on each other. One could not exist with out the other. more »»

Enjoy rural areas in the fall

September 18, 2009 These fall months of the year are really a great time. Problem is we tend to spoil them by thinking, “I know what’s coming?— snow, cold weather, a long winter.” And that’s too ba. more »»

Tour offers a look at local farms

September 17, 2009 All are invited to come out and see an interesting cross section of Ashtabula County’s agriculture on Saturday and Sunday. more »»

Ohio Issue 2 is ‘farmer friendly’

August 27, 2009 What are Issues 2 and Proposition 2? Issue 2 will be on the Ohio ballot next fall and creates an Ohio Livestock Care Standards Board. more »»

Proposition 2 is bad for farmers

August 20, 2009 Two recent studies indicate that agricultural regulations proposed by the Humane Society of the United States for Ohio, and that passed in California, spell bad news for consumers as well as farmer. more »»

Grandpa visits past and future

August 7, 2009 Sometimes opportunities come along that we can’t pass up. For us, one of those was a trip to Boston in mid-July to visit our granddaughter, Molly, and see some of the historical sights of the city. more »»

Milk and dairy are best buys

August 6, 2009 Some are calling it a crisis on the dairy farm and that is what it i. more »»

Farm Bureau to meet in Cortland

August 6, 2009 The TRUMBULL COUNTY FARM BUREAU will hold its annual meeting Aug. 13 at Garden Brook Banquet Center, 4820 state Route 5, Cortland. more »»

Farmers support new resolution

July 23, 2009 On July 14, the Ohio Legislature passed a joint resolution that is important to Ohio consumers and farmer. more »»

Farmers reducing greenhouse gases

July 9, 2009 Reducing greenhouse gases from livestock by less belching from the cattle may be a human interest story, but it is not where the most reductions can be made. Not by a jugful, so to spea. more »»

Diary of a very different time

June 26, 2009 Life back in the 1860s was far different than it is today. more »»

 
 

 

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