Monday, March 2, 2015

Why Did Grandpa’s Farm Get Bigger?

July 10, 2014 by John Parker | No Comments

Let's take a look at why Grandpa's farm got bigger over the years. Or why Grandpa rented his land or sold it and went to…

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Enjoy Farming of Years Ago and Today

July 3, 2014 by John Parker | No Comments

One of the most interesting and educational shows, the Ashtabula County Antique Engine Club's 33rd annual show, will be held July 4-6 at their beautiful…

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Local Crops Look as Good as Much of Ohio

June 26, 2014 by John Parker | No Comments

Nearly two weeks ago, we took a trip down to Granville, Ohio, to visit friends. Driving through Richland, Knox and Licking counties, I conducted what…

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Just What is Sustainable Farming?

June 19, 2014 by John Parker | No Comments

When you have a chance, drive around our area and take a look at the newly-planted fields of corn and soybeans on our family farms.…

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Animal Rights Activists Lose Lawsuit

June 12, 2014 by John Parker | No Comments

Several farm publications recently have had an interesting article about the Humane Society of the United States losing a long lawsuit against a circus, which…

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Bees Help Put Food on the Table

June 5, 2014 by John Parker | No Comments

People don't particularly like them if they are buzzing around when they are doing yard work or out in the field where they may be…

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Agricultural Research Has Saved Millions of Lives

May 29, 2014 by John Parker | No Comments

Since we are in the heart of the local planting season, it is appropriate to recognize a famous plant scientist, Dr. Norman Borlaug, whose plant…

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Safe GMO Foods Have Been Consumed For Years

May 8, 2014 by John Parker | No Comments

Quite often people base decisions on emotion rather than fact. While the largest body of science says genetically modified foods are safe, all too often…

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You Can?t Eat Government Regulations

May 1, 2014 by John Parker | No Comments

Cold, wet weather has delayed spring planting for local farmers and those in other parts of the country. Now they may be faced with more…

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Opportunity to Learn at Antique Engine Show

April 24, 2014 by John Parker | No Comments

In their recent newsletter "The Exhaust," edited by Ruth Lazor, members of the Ashtabula County Antique Club report many plans are made for a busy…

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