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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 »»

Food costs do not reflect prices farmers receive

December 11, 2008 With the prices farmers are getting for their corn, wheat and soybeans down to about 50 percent of what they were last June and July, food prices at the grocery store should be dropping sharply. more »»

Woodcarvers share skills at new club

November 28, 2008 CORTLAND — Chipping away at a piece of wood, Frank Slifko of Lordstown worked on a Christmas decoratio. more »»

EPA rules will be hard on farmers

November 27, 2008 Most of us will sit down at a table on this Thanksgiving Day laden with all of our favorite foods. more »»

Community Christmas Walk coming to Fowler

November 27, 2008 FOWLER — A sign that the holiday season is arriving, the annual Fowler Community Christmas Walk will take place from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday at the intersection of Routes 193 and 305. more »»

Bristol, Newton Falls to hold Christmas events

November 27, 2008 Bristol Township is hosting the annual PARK CHRISTMAS LIGHTING AND CAROL SING at 6 p.m. Sunday. more »»

Sermon inspires 'attitude of gratitude'

November 21, 2008 As we approach Thanksgiving, some folks may have problems feeling very thankful. We know these are troubling times with a lot of negative news in the media. more »»

Our milk is safe

November 13, 2008 Recently, there has been a lot of publicity about the contamination of milk and dairy products in China. Thousands of people got sick and several babies died from melamine-contaminated milk. more »»



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