Mail order plants — dreams in an envelope?

Mail order plants — dreams in an envelope?

Whoever said “hope springs eternal in the human breast” must have been talking about the mail-order plant business. On dreary winter days ...

January 21st, 2019 |  


Abuse of ag trade aid costs US taxpayers

In 2018, President Trump pledged $12 billion to provide direct aid to corn, cotton, dairy, hog, sorghum, soybean and wheat producers. Through the Mark...

January 21st, 2019 |  


Foreign aid, adjust and repair

Between 1948 and 2011 the United States gave Egypt 71.6 billion dollars in bilateral military and economic aid.Our Senate last August passed a new bil...

January 17th, 2019 |  



Ending the government shutdown

Ending the government shutdown

The President must immediately reopen the government, so workers can get back on the job earning a paycheck and serving Ohioans.Right now, 6,569 Ohio ...

January 17th, 2019 |  


USDA broadband initiative provides hope

Rural communities are increasingly depending on hi-speed internet to complete an education and talk to their doctors. Meanwhile, connecting to broadba...

January 16th, 2019 |  


The Sunday reunion: Irreplaceable

The Sunday reunion: Irreplaceable

I walked over to a closet in my office, blew a bit of dust off the top shelf, and picked up a box.To my delight, I opened the bulky package to find wh...

January 16th, 2019 |  


Treasures in the trash

Treasures in the trash

I guess you could call me a hoarder, at least when it comes to memorabilia and clothes. I don’t feel like the label fits, but my wife keeps tell...

January 15th, 2019 |  


What is it about dogs?

What is it about dogs?

“Histories are fuller of examples of the fidelity of dogs than of friends.” Alexander PopeWhat is it about dogs?In the wild they search fo...

January 14th, 2019 |  


Plants need winter weather

Plants need winter weather

Most plants have a natural “sleep” period (called dormancy) during the winter, because actively growing plants can’t stand freezing ...

January 14th, 2019 |  


Where everyone knew your name

Where everyone knew your name

I spent my New Year’s Eve last week in much the same way I’ve spent it for the past decade: sitting on my couch at home, surrounded by fam...

January 11th, 2019 |