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Speaker to debunk animal activists

May 28, 2009 Sharing with people about the outstanding care livestock farmers give to their animals will be the focus of an area wide workshop to be held June 19 at Westwood Park in Geauga County. more »»

A lot of science and some luck

May 14, 2009 This time of the year, things can be very hectic out there on the farm. It’s time to get corn and soybeans in the ground and cooperation from the weather is needed to get those jobs done. more »»

Support local growers this spring

April 30, 2009 Along about this time of the year, many of us develop an “itch.” That is the itch to get out in the yard and garden and get some plants, shrubs and seeds planted. more »»

Topics from the turn of the century

April 23, 2009 Life in Trumbull County back in 1899 and 1900 was very different from the way we live today and how our ancestors made a living. more »»

HSUS interferes with dairy farms

April 16, 2009 For generations, America’s livestock farmers have worked hard to become more efficient. They had to do this to be able to stay in busines. more »»

HSUS is a threat to farm bureau

April 2, 2009 Threats from the Humane Society of the United States that would affect animal agriculture and our food supply in the United States was a serious part of the discussion at a recent Trends and Issues... more »»

Advice from 140 years ago still useful

April 2, 2009 We all know that these are troubling and somewhat discouraging times. For those who are unemployed, it is downright difficult. They need help in whatever ways we might be able to provid. more »»

Recent events may affect agriculture

March 19, 2009 With all the abundance you find when you go to the grocery store, have you ever wondered if there might be a food shortage in the years ahead? Or will your food be as reasonable in price as it is... more »»

Urban farming can be an educational tool

March 5, 2009 Small and urban farming, and growing and buying locally are interesting ideas. They have the potential for helping people stretch food dollars and providing some spending mone. more »»

Will this be one of those memorable winters?

February 20, 2009 Seems like we’ve been through a tough winter, and it’s not over yet. As you know, it started way back in early November with some wet, heavy snows where we live. more »»

Local farmers need to become more active, too

February 19, 2009 Recently, a small group of my dairy farmer friends were talking about how they can get the true story told about the kind of care they give their cows and young stock. more »»

Animal activists, farmers can clash

February 5, 2009 When we head for that grocery store or supermarket, we expect to find all kinds of food in attractive packages that we generally consider saf. more »»

Care and keeping of city chickens

January 29, 2009 Seems like there is a group of folks who want to go back 100 or more years when farming in the city was quite common. A recent trend, or maybe another fad, is raising chickens in the city. more »»

Wall Street didn’t shake farm

January 22, 2009 Local farmers are faced with the key question about how the current economic disruptions and turmoil will affect their credit. more »»

Polymer industry could help Ohio

January 15, 2009 There is considerable interest in the polymer industry in Ohio — and agriculture can be a part of that industry, according to State Senator Capri Cafaro, speaking at a Food and Agriculture Committee... more »»

Cooperation name of the game for coming year

January 9, 2009 We all know that we are now into the year 2009. “Happy New Year” has been said to us many times, and we appreciate that cheerful greeting. more »»

Be thankful for independent farms

January 8, 2009 Back in December, I had a good visit with my long-time friend Nevin Byler, manager and cheese maker at the Middlefield Original Cheese Cooperative on Route 87 east of Middlefield. more »»

Area farmers prepare for 2009

January 1, 2009 Farmers across our area, looking ahead to the new year, are eyeing the situation with a degree of pessimism and a whole bunch of questions. more »»

Farm chores are shuffled a bit for Christmas morning

December 25, 2008 On Christmas morning let’s just forget about milking those cows and taking care of our livestock. more »»

Holiday memories

December 12, 2008 Right after Thanksgiving, we had a couple of decent days, so I decided to get our outside Christmas lights on the shrubs and house. more »»



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