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If barns could talk ...

October 5, 2012 Weary barns. Some still standing straight and strong with weathered sides. Others are decrepit and starting to fall down or are nearly down. more »»

Battling the farming elements

October 4, 2012 Given the need to double our food production in the next 30 to 40 years, we know we can do it if too many road blocks are not thrown in the way of today’s productive farmers. more »»

The face of local agriculture is changing

September 6, 2012 Looking at the grain storage facilities we have in the area tells us something about the changing face of agriculture. more »»

Cheese house thrives

August 24, 2012 My good friend Nevin Byler, manager and cheese maker at the Middlefield Original Cheese Cooperative, called the other da. more »»

Farms can ‘sustain’ with less

July 19, 2012 “Sustainable agriculture” is a much kicked-around term that seems to mean different things to different people. more »»

Farm goes high-tech with robotic milkers

July 12, 2012 Robotic milkers on a farm in northeastern Ohio! That would not have seemed possible 40 or 50 years ago, or even 20 or 30 years ago. more »»

4-H camp brings back memories

June 22, 2012 Probably there are a number of people in Trumbull County who have fond memories of camping experiences at beautiful 4-H Camp Whitewood in Windsor, Ashtabula County. more »»

Corn has a wide-range effect

June 14, 2012 A recent study from the Center for Agricultural and Rural Development at Iowa State University found that the growth in ethanol production in the United Stated reduced wholesale gasoline prices by $1. more »»

24 rows of planting progress

June 1, 2012 About three weeks ago, I had the opportunity to go on an enjoyable ride. No, it wasn’t a roller coaster at Cedar Point. I don’t like those things. more »»

‘Pink slime’ unfairly maligned

May 17, 2012 While there aren’t large beef cattle herds locally, a lot of beef is produced in the smaller herds and from dairy farms where cows are no longer productive for milk but can be sold for beef. more »»

Holiday means memories

May 11, 2012 As we approach Memorial Day at the end of May, we tend to reflect back on family members and friends that are no longer with us. more »»

Pros and cons of a mild winter

April 20, 2012 One of the favorite comments I have heard this spring is “Can you remember a winter like the one we just had? Mild, very little snow and a March that was more like May. more »»

Senior News

April 20, 2012 SCOPE HOSTS SPRING SHOW: The SCOPE Inc. Spotlight spring variety show “Legends” will be held at 7 p.m. Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday at Lakeview High School, 300 Hillman Drive. more »»

Ruts could be costly this year

April 19, 2012 Ruts! Get out and take a good look at many of the farm fields in the area and you will notice they are cut up with ruts. more »»

Farmers were forward thinkers

March 30, 2012 Trumbull County has a rich agricultural history. more »»

Technology puts food on table

March 22, 2012 Just what role does genomics in dairy cattle play as you sit down to your breakfast of oatmeal and milk? Or that big glass of milk for lunch or dinner? Perhaps you are asking, ‘‘Just what are... more »»

Looking back on the line

March 9, 2012 Once upon a time, or maybe I should say many years ago, there was a simple, environmentally friendly device widely used in our homes. more »»

Making the most of the muck

February 17, 2012 Not long ago, I had an interesting meeting with Tim Rodgers, a retired schoolteacher and avid historian who lives in Hubbard. more »»

Farmers are executives in jeans

February 2, 2012 Going to activities that include friends and folks from the urban, business or industrial areas is always interesting and educational. more »»

Carving out a winter hobby

January 27, 2012 Winter months are a good time to do some activities that we don’t have time for other months of the year. Finding an interesting hobby is one of those. more »»



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