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Biggest challenge isn’t ag-related

Thursday, December 9, 2004

When mad cow test alerts hit the airwaves, Dusty and Cheryl Sonnenberg were worried they wouldn’t be able to market their dairy beef products.

Moral values extend beyond exit poll

Thursday, November 25, 2004

The surprise came from two words cropping up in the exit poll reports. Moral values. The election was hinging on moral values.

Foodservice giant: Save the farmers

Thursday, November 11, 2004

When Rick Schnieders was 10, his first job was bagging potatoes at his father’s small grocery store in Iowa.

Renegade ATV riders just plain slobs

Thursday, November 4, 2004

Growing up, my sister Carol and I turned just about every corner of our parents’ 98 acres into our own personal playhouse.

Fighting terrorism on the home front

Thursday, October 21, 2004

It’s been more than three years since Sept. 11, 2001. And each day, our focus on that horrendous tragedy blurs.

No one has it made in the shade

Thursday, October 14, 2004

Made in America. We’ve all known for a long time that the U.S. consumer is two-faced.
We say we want to support local produce growers but, golly, those Wal-Mart green peppers are cheaper.

Little in platforms to lure farm vote

Thursday, October 7, 2004

Does it matter to farmers who wins in November?
We’d know more if we knew where they stood on the farm issues.

Farms can’t hide from odor issues

Thursday, September 30, 2004

U.S. Sen. Larry Craig, R-Idaho, backed away from offering a controversial ag amendment to the appropriations bill last week, but he hasn’t given up the fight.

I’m a unique mom, just ask my kids

Thursday, September 23, 2004

I have a new name.
I haven’t heard it here at work (yet), but I hear it nonstop at home.
One day, I turned on my cellular phone and there it was, staring at me for just a second before the system booted up: Freak.

Bush and Kerry come a-courtin’

Thursday, September 2, 2004

As November’s election nears, U.S. presidential candidates are criss-crossing the country to woo rural America, particularly Ohio.

Working farms are getting squeezed

Thursday, August 12, 2004

In June, a statewide task force in Minnesota released its Animal Agriculture Industry Report. It’s 60 pages, but it’s good reading.

Striving to be ‘faster, higher, stronger’

Thursday, February 21, 2002

The thrill of victory transcends the risks those crazy Winter Olympic athletes take. And we love them for it, commentst Editor Susan Crowell.

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