Archive | July, 2008

Grain Rescue Tube Might Save Farmers

Grain Rescue Tube Might Save Farmers

Most of us have known or been acquainted with someone who has known a loved one lost in a farm accident. My guess is that behind PTO-related incidents, grain handling accidents are a primary cause of death on our farms. A few years ago, Logan county had such a tragedy.   The good news is, […]

Congressman Latta Talks Farms & Energy Costs on House Floor

Congressman Latta Talks Farms & Energy Costs on House Floor

http://massdiscussion.blogspot.com/2008/07/oh-05-rep-latta-on-agriculture-and.html Congressman Bob Latta (OH-5) spoke on the floor of the House of Representatives today about Ohio farm families’ dependence on energy, and how the escalating cost of fuel is putting the squeeze on these families’ ability to remain in business.   The Congressman visited several farms during the Holiday Recess, and got firsthand accounts […]

This Global Warming Nonsense Is Getting Out of Hand

This Global Warming Nonsense Is Getting Out of Hand

http://agwired.com/2008/07/08/cow-ends-cause-problems/   As if the hue and cry over my television wasn’t enough, the environmental wacktivists out there may be trying to push me completely over the edge. Like our colleagues at AgWired, we received a press release from some enviro-publication blaming – get this – COWS for global warming.   As Chuck points out, […]

Walter Williams on Speculation in the Oil Markets

Walter Williams on Speculation in the Oil Markets

http://www.townhall.com/columnists/WalterEWilliams/2008/07/09/scapegoating_speculators TownHall columnist Walter Williams, whom I first heard of when he filled in for Rush a few years ago, is a brilliant scholar and conservative commentator. His columns are generally insightful, concise, and on target.   Williams has a column up today about speculation in the oil markets, why Congress is foolish to attempt […]