• Tim White

    Ending a Drought Takes Plenty of Ink

    Buckeye Farm Beat

     by Tim White
     on June 19, 2012

    Game on. It’s official. The Columbus Dispatch wrote a cover story that included the word "drought" this morning. It's my experience that other than actual changes in the weather patterns, the best way to get rid of a drought is to write it to death. As the Dispatch story notes, the worst drought in recent memory occurred in 1988. I was the agribusiness reporter at the Dispatch when that event, which I proclaimed “The Great Drought of 1988,” took place. I can hardly…

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  • Tim White

    A Farm Dog Gets One Last Throw

    Buckeye Farm Beat

     by Tim White
     on June 4, 2012

    In the course of my 62 years I have had 13 dogs as companions to me and my family. That’s roughly one dog every five years. I can recall them all -- from Poopsie a shepherd/collie mix that was my sidekick from age 6 to 16, to our last two, Tizzy and Flash. A pair of yellow labs who I wrote about a little more than year ago, they were well known in the neighborhood because of their need to drift over to the local tavern anytime a thunderstorm was in the area. In didn’t help that the…

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