Observer Todayhttp://www.observertoday.com/page/category.detail/nav/5046/Commentaryen-usSat, 23 Jul 2016 15:13:14 EDTSat, 23 Jul 2016 15:13:14 EDThttp://blogs.law.harvard.edu/tech/rssSimplifying the farm acreage reporthttp://www.observertoday.com/page/content.detail/id/640308.htmlBy JAMES BARBER The U.S. Department of Agriculture Farm Service Agency requires farmers participating in our programs to submit an annual report on all cropland use on their farms.Sat, 23 Jul 2016 00:00:00 EDTThe joy of family and some wisdomhttp://www.observertoday.com/page/content.detail/id/640303.htmlIt's been a very busy time for me! Last Wednesday night, my son Dan flew in from Florida. He told me he was going to rent a car to get here around seven. It was almost 8 and I hadn't heard a word from him. I was getting worried.Sat, 23 Jul 2016 00:00:00 EDTEvolving downtowns have pieceshttp://www.observertoday.com/page/content.detail/id/640254.htmlDilemmas regarding municipal downtowns seem to be in the local spotlight this month. In Dunkirk, there is concern over what the 300 block of Central Avenue will become with the investment of the United Secular American Center for the Disabled.Fri, 22 Jul 2016 00:00:00 EDTThe joke's on mehttp://www.observertoday.com/page/content.detail/id/640252.htmlSomewhere I have two full pages of good (well, I thought so) jokes culled from earlier readings. They seem hopelessly lost now.Fri, 22 Jul 2016 00:00:00 EDTAre you doing your part locally?http://www.observertoday.com/page/content.detail/id/640216.htmlEver heard the saying "May you live in interesting times?" What makes the benign curse or blessing resonate today is the tug of war between globalization and local economies.Thu, 21 Jul 2016 00:00:00 EDT