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Net farm income continues slide

Thursday, June 29, 2006

If you’re a farmer, don’t read this. If you’re a farmer wannabe, you’d better read this. Everyone else should read it, too.

Digging deep to find motivation

Thursday, June 15, 2006

Baseball hall of famer Ryne Sandberg said his dad always told him, “Keep your nose clean, your mouth shut and your eyes and ears open because you might learn something.

What does it take to farm? Numbers

Thursday, June 8, 2006

“What does it take to earn a living on the farm?” Good question. What’s the answer? Actually, the question was the title of a report from a Minnesota Extension educator (we used to call them ‘agents,’ remember?).

It’s not delivery, it’s pasture-raised

Thursday, April 27, 2006

I’m intrigued by the growing “local foods” movement and direct marketing of just about anything farm-fledged.

Shouldn’t we push speaking English?

Thursday, April 6, 2006

You always wonder, on the first day of daylight-saving time, whether anyone will sheepishly arrive at church just as the service is ending.

A country of contradictions

Thursday, March 23, 2006

I watched the huge muskrat swim toward the bank of the Jordan River below me. Zooming in with my long camera lens, I snapped a shot to give to Mahoning County native Karl Gebhardt who was about to be baptized (we’re talking “dunking” here) in the shallow river.

Israel’s attempt to reinvent itself

Thursday, March 9, 2006

(Note: Editor Susan Crowell is traveling with an agricultural trade mission to Israel. This is her first report, filed after arriving in Tel Aviv.

Gentlemen, start your ag engines

Thursday, February 23, 2006

Do you want the good news or the bad news? Thing is, you can’t separate the two, when you talk about farm economics.

Don’t be too proud to grab a partner

Thursday, January 19, 2006

Last week, we talked about trends that shouldn’t surprise anyone: the generation gap, agriculture beyond food and fiber, and learning to “be human.

Future shouldn’t come as a surprise

Thursday, January 12, 2006

Adapt. Flex, Experience. Create. Focus. Partner. Shift. Imagine. Start. Enjoy. These are futurist Jim Carroll’s 10 “great words for 2006,” and they’re a good fit for January’s new beginnings.

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