Friday, June 24, 2016

For a dairy farmer, the fall season is a critical time. Within 45 days, all forage should be harvested. For some areas, forage harvest has already been completed for one to two weeks.

The wet spring and early summer weather has led to many questions regarding hay quality and the factors beef producers should consider when planning their cow wintering programs.

I arose early this morning, plugged in the coffee pot, turned on the morning news, poured a cup of coffee and then I realized...

Good writing deserves good reading and not just one time through, but time after time. That's the best way to describe a recent release...

She is sitting on the bench. Her spine straight, her head erect, but her shoulders ever so slightly slump. If you didn't know her, you'd never see it. If you do know -- and love her -- you do. On this team, you do time on the bench primarily if you are a girl.

I was in the early grades when we started studying the states, and I was offended that the brightly colored symbols on the state...

On a near-perfect harvest day in yellowing central Illinois, a gentle breeze rattles the drying maple leaves near my back door. The whine of...

Tree stand safety can't be stressed enough. Several online sources offer suggestions, so do instructions and disclaimers that come with every new climber, ladder stand, and strap-on stand.

Ten years ago, in the aftermath of 9/11, I wrote about nature's September highlights. I touched on fall colors, shorter days, cooler nights, and the migration of birds and monarch butterflies

With all that is taking place in our world today sometimes it is not always easy to cheer up. About the time you think things are going well suddenly out of nowhere the bottom falls out.
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