• Tim White

    Hay Market is a Sign of Spring

    Buckeye Farm Beat

     by Tim White
     on March 28, 2011

    Tom Dilgard sends me the results of the Ashland County Auction every Monday morning. I visited the auction a few years a go and wrote a story about it. It is held every Friday with Tom as the auctioneer. I’ve come to enjoy spending a few minutes each week with his “Market Report” that arrives by email. I know there are bigger auctions up in Amish country but I like seeing what folks are buying and selling and Tom’s sale. Although the market is called, “A hay…

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  • Tim White

    What is Four Times as Lubricious as Petroleum?

    Buckeye Farm Beat

     by Tim White
     on March 16, 2011

    Soybean oil is slippery stuff. Far more lubricious than petroleum oil or so says Cathy Horton, the official Ag Day entrepreneur for Director Jim Zehringer’s first official Ag Day, which was held Mar. 7 -- just a few days before the state legislature passed H.B. 89 making the following week Mar. 13-19 the state’s official Agriculture Week. Coincidentally perhaps, Gov. Kasich was giving his state of the state address May 8. Somewhere in that speech he mentioned agriculture leading the…

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    Food Delirium

    Buckeye Farm Beat

     by Tim White
     on March 4, 2011

    Food. I am swirling in this whirlpool of food thoughts. Maybe it’s because I am participating in a biggest loser contest and after a month and 10 pounds shed, I am getting delirious. Or may be it is because I attended a conference this week called “Bringing it to the Table: New Recipes for the Food Chain.” Or maybe it was the Wall Street Journal report I read about eating insects. Or may be it was the incredible Ruth Chris Steak House filet mignon I had for dinner on Monday…

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