As part of the fiscal cliff legislation that was passed by Congress late Tuesday night, the majority of the 2008 Farm Bill will be extended through September 30 of this year. Many Ag groups have voiced their displeasure with this “band-aid” approach to farm law, but Doug Tenney of Leist Mercantile says the extension is certainly better than nothing. Read the article from Ohio's Country Journal....
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Due to the hurry-up, frantic, not-enough-hours-in-the-day lifestyles most of us lead, we seldom get to slow down even for the really important things in life. The following are some special thoughts in capsule form for you to think about today instead of overdue bills, everything that needs fixing, the sick kid and cow, the house that needs cleaning or the pile of laundry that has to be washed....
by John Parker One of the farm supply companies has a slogan "If you eat a meal, you are involved in agriculture." Stop and think about that. No matter what you eat, most of what is on your dinner table originated on a farm some where in this area or, with few exceptions, else where in the United States. In the next couple of weeks many of you will be making extra trips to the grocery store ...
from John Parker 11-21-12 As we approach Thanksgiving, most of us probably have some tradition we follow to celebrate the abundance that many, but not all of us, enjoy. Yes, there are those that may be out of work and find food and other essentials scarce in their homes. And there are a large majority of us that will enjoy a plentiful meal on Thanksgiving Day. What ev...
Due to the extreme weather conditions, and current condition of Sirna's Farm and Market, we will cancel our County Fun Night, scheduled for November 1st. Please stay tuned for other upcoming Northeast Counties events. Stay warm and stay dry....
Don't forget about the Northeast Counties Farm Bureau Fun Night, Thursday, November 1, 2012 at Sirna's Farm, 19009 Ravenna Rd (St Rt 44) in Auburn Township beginning at 6:00 pm. This is a pot luck dinner, everyone is asked to bring their favorite covered dish to share. Farm Bureau will provide beverages and table service. Bring the family for some good old fun. Dress appropriately for the weat...
What a tremondous county annual meeting! A big congratulations and thank you to our out-going board members - Bob Sage, Linnie Lausin and Kevin O'Reilly Jr. Also congratulations to our scholarship recipients - George Hess III, Richard Ivans, Ryan Mayoros, Emma Niehus and Kelsey Rumburg. Last but not least, congratulations to our Distinguished Service to Agriculture Award recipient, Elaenor Sage! &...
Call or mail your reservation for the Geauga County Farm Bureau Annual Meeting on Thursday, Sept. 27, 2012 at St. Mary's Hall, 401 North Street, Chardon, beginning with a Candidate's Forum at 6 p.m. followed by dinner at 6:30 p.m. The guest speakers this year are Matt and Kristin Reese, Young Agricultural Professionals from Balitmore, Ohio. Matt is the editor for Ohio's Country Journal and Krist...
As we count down our Membership Campaign for 2012, as of today we need "8" for Active Farmer Gain!! There is still time to get your name in the drawing for a chance to win a 2012 Chevrolet Silverado with our "Every member, sign a member" sweepstakes!! Each person that you sign as a member by August 15, 2012 will qualify you for an additional chance to win a great prize from the Ohio Farm Bureau...
Courtesy of Farm Bureau member John Parker - If you live in town, take some time to travel around the county. You will see some fields of corn and soybeans that look to be very good. And then you will see some that are in trouble and probably won't make a crop. In our area we are considerably more fortunate than further west where fields will have zero harvest. But remember, what happens out...
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