Friday, March 27, 2015

Farming Footnotes

March 19, 2015 by John Parker | No Comments

History says that milk processors in 1923 didn’t want to buy milk from the Pure Milk Co-operative. They didn’t want dairy farmers to have the clout to set prices. So, the Pure Milk Co-operative started processing their own milk and established retail routes to sell in the Cincinnati area.

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Drink Real Milk, Not A Substitute

February 19, 2015 by John Parker | No Comments

Several companies want to take advantage of the good name and healthful qualities of real milk from dairy cows. For example, just go to the…

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Extreme Weather Causes Many Problems For Farmers

February 5, 2015 by John Parker | No Comments

Last week a massive snowstorm hit New England and New York that caused major problems for many people, including livestock farmers, especially dairy, in that…

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Farmers Need To Work Together

January 22, 2015 by John Parker | No Comments

With milk prices predicted to drop to below cost of producing milk, dairy farmers face serious financial problems in the coming months. Grain prices continue…

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Looking at 1976 and Today

January 15, 2015 by John Parker | No Comments

"It is nothing short of amazing to see the new machines in agriculture, and the new techniques. Farms are getting larger, as they should. A…

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Farmers Wear Many Hats

January 8, 2015 by John Parker | No Comments

Underneath that timeworn and sometimes weary looking baseball cap that some farmers wear are many other "hats" that are essential to their success. They have…

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Tough Decisions Ahead

January 1, 2015 by John Parker | No Comments

When I asked a dairy farmer friend recently what would make a good topic for an article during the new year season, his quick answer…

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Merry Christmas on a Dairy Farm

December 25, 2014 by John Parker | No Comments

Down on the farm, Christmas will be celebrated with unusual charm. Cows will have been milked and well fed, And then made ready for bed. As they lay quietly…

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Wet Feet Make Tough Harvest

December 18, 2014 by John Parker | No Comments

Traveling down through Ashtabula County and over into the edge of Geauga County last week, I noticed a few fields of corn still standing. Farmers…

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Farms Need To Be Protected

December 11, 2014 by John Parker | No Comments

Seems like local farmers have a lot on their minds these days. Weather that doesn't cooperate and allow the rest of the corn crop to…

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