Farming Footnotes

March 19, 2015

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.

Read this article »

Drink Real Milk, Not A Substitute

February 19, 2015 by

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…

Read this article »

Extreme Weather Causes Many Problems For Farmers

February 5, 2015 by

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…

Read this article »

Farmers Need To Work Together

January 22, 2015

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…

Read this article »

Looking at 1976 and Today

January 15, 2015 by

"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…

Read this article »

Farmers Wear Many Hats

January 8, 2015

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…

Read this article »

Tough Decisions Ahead

January 1, 2015 by

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…

Read this article »

Merry Christmas on a Dairy Farm

December 25, 2014

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…

Read this article »

Wet Feet Make Tough Harvest

December 18, 2014 by

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…

Read this article »

Farms Need To Be Protected

December 11, 2014 by

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…

Read this article »