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Scientists do a lot for farmers

January 28, 2010 Have you ever gone to the supermarket, looked around and wondered where all those full shelves of food came from? Or how we have all that abundance in this country? Probably not. more »»

The road to today often was icy

January 22, 2010 Roads weren’t cleared and cars weren’t so fast in the ‘good ol’ days. Since shortly after New Year’s Day, we were experiencing what some folks are calling a “good old-fashioned winter. more »»

Helping others in the new year

January 1, 2010 Yes, it is appropriate to wish you a happy New Year on this first day of 2010. more »»

Senior news

January 1, 2010 THE FRIENDS OF THE BRISTOL PUBLIC LIBRARY welcomes everyone to a retirement open house in honor of Mona Saltzmann and Marsha Pierce from 4 to 6 p.m. Thursda. more »»

Advances in farming keep us safe

December 31, 2009 On this last day of 2009, let’s step back and think about where our food actually comes from. more »»

Holiday time or no, life on the farm goes on

December 24, 2009 On this day before Christmas and Christmas Eve, we can feel the special spirit and joy that goes with celebrating the birth of the Lord Jesus Christ, which is what is all about. more »»

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 »»



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