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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 »»

Family farms rule, not exception

January 26, 2012 Over the years, farms in the U.S. and locally have gotten bigger, for several reasons. At the same time, these larger farms are still family farms, owned and operated by families. more »»

Old book piques interest

January 6, 2012 Recently, I was going through some old family items that should be passed on to a younger generation or given to a historical society. more »»

Plant pioneer faced opposition

December 29, 2011 Recently I bought a fascinating new book, fresh from the publisher. The title is “Our Daily Bread; The Essential Norman Borlaug,” written by Dr. Noel Vietmeyer from Virginia. Dr. more »»

With holiday comes reflection

December 16, 2011 With Christmas not far away and 2012 coming up soon, we often find ourselves busy with various activities that are a part of this time of the year. more »»

 
 
 

 

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