Archive | August, 2009

This Week's Column: The Midwest Crop Tour

This Week’s Column: The Midwest Crop Tour

I’m writing this week from a field in Central Indiana, roughly forty miles outside Indianapolis. Outside the window of the truck in which I’m sitting, a handful of scouts are walking through corn and soybean fields, examining the plants in each as part of the ProFarmer Midwest Crop Tour hosted by Pioneer Hi-Bred International. When […]

Midwest Crop Tour: Day 1

Midwest Crop Tour: Day 1

Ohio State’s Stan Ernst asked me to jot some more details about my experiences on the first day of the Crop Tour. As we covered the Western half of Ohio and the Eastern half of Indiana, we’ve seen a few things to note. I’ll summarize a few of my observations here.     – Moisture […]

More Reasons to Support Ohio Farmers This November

More Reasons to Support Ohio Farmers This November

Lindsay and I were shopping at Kroger last night, and I waltzed past the refrigerated section and browsed the egg selection. Along with the organic eggs, I found these from Eggland’s Best: Cage-free eggs. Note the price tag on these gems. Wow; seems a little stiff to me… Hmmm… I wonder what good old-fashioned eggs […]

The ProFarmer Midwest Crop Tour

The ProFarmer Midwest Crop Tour

Lindsay and I are on our way to Columbus so she can drop me off for my annual crop scouting pilgrimage across the Eastern Corn Belt, also known as the Pro Farmer Midwest Crop Tour. This will be the sixth year I’ve covered the Tour for the National Association of Farm Broadcasting. My coverage this […]

Guest Column: United States Senator George Voinovich

Guest Column: United States Senator George Voinovich

The Ohio State Fair: Celebrating the Strength of Ohio’s Agricultural Families     If you’ve ever been to the Ohio State Fair, chances you’re well acquainted with the butter cow. First introduced in the early 1900s, the butter cow and other butter sculptures have become one of the iconic traditions of the State Fair. Last […]