Jul 16, 2012
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Major wind damage on NW Ohio farm

We had lots of damage to our farm buildings from the June 20 windstorm. An airport nearby clocked wind gusts up to 121 mph with sustained winds of 90 mph for over half an hour.  One of my grain bins imploded. I had over $100,000 of damage. We had to function without power until late on July 5 when the electrician could get all the outside wires reconnected. We moved all the pits out of our confinement building and put them in an old barn. We watered them in plastic 50-gallon fountains and hauled the water in from a neighbor's farm....More
Jul 16, 2012
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A sense of safety

Nothing quite compares to life on the farm. In the morning, when the first rays of sun filter down on the growing corn and the quiet dooryard, and everything’s still, I am so grateful for the beauty of this country life. While there’s no way to avoid hectic schedules and stressful situations, I appreciate how, in many ways, life really is a little simpler in the country. With the busyness and bustle of the city miles away, there’s something so peaceful about taking a walk down a gravel road and picking eggs from the chicken coop....More
Jul 13, 2012
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First service station to offer E15 stirs controversy

"It’s time to move past the nonsense and constructively work to bring Americans the choice at the pump they want and deserve," said Renewable Fuels Association President Bob Dinneen....More

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