• Tim White

    Seven Signs 0f Spring

    Buckeye Farm Beat

     by Tim White
     on March 21, 2013

    No season seems to tantalize as much as spring, but I have proof it's here. Spring arrived yesterday with the vernal equinox at 7:02 A.M. (EDT). The temperature on my thermometer read 29 degrees F. For tonight we are expecting flurries with a low of 22. A winter storm is forecast for the weekend. I am not going to be disheartened by this. Spring is getting here. It's just a little slow. Vernal equinox – whatever -- I have seven signs of proof that spring is truly…

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  • Tim White

    Forecast: Extreme Weathermen

    Buckeye Farm Beat

     by Tim White
     on March 15, 2013

    It was pretty well agreed that there was no way the winter blizzard that buried the Twin Cities and the Windy City and the Indy City was going to cause much of a problem for attendance at the 29th Annual Conservation Tillage Conference in Ada this week. As one expert put it, "Most of these guys need their CCA credits too bad not to be here." As expected a crowd of 917 farmers and agronomists showed up for the excellent agronomically-oriented agenda Tuesday and Wednesday. We…

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  • Tim White

    Is Sequestration Comedy Or Tragedy For Meat Industry?

    Buckeye Farm Beat

     by Tim White
     on March 4, 2013

      Following the late news Saturday night I was about to turn off the television when the “Saturday Night Live” show opening came on the screen. It was an Obama impersonator talking about the sequestration cuts to the federal budget. I held off on pushing the “Power” button to see how they would handle it. The gist of the routine was Obama bringing in the various federal workers who would be impacted by the cuts to give their take. There were some funny…

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