Monday, May 2, 2016

The nomination period for local Farm Service Agency county committees began June 15. I urge all farmers to participate in this year's county committee elections by nominating candidates by the Aug. 1 deadline.

With an E. coli outbreak in Germany having sickened over 2,500, afflicted 650 or so with acute kidney failure and, as of June 8,...

The last week in May, I spent three days in northern Indiana. When I left, the fields around here were still too wet to...

I've camped, hunted and fished in some of the country's finest wild areas. Chasing caribou across the endless nothing of the Alaskan tundra was...

"Whip-poor-will! Whip-poor-will! Whip-poor-will!" The song wakes me at first light. It's why I keep the bedroom windows open.The song of the whip-poor-will is my...

All of his adult life, 32-year-old Randy has been working toward the goal of owning a farm. He and his wife bought 32 acres and built their house, hoping to later sell that land and buy his old family farm back with whatever profit they could gain.

Consumers want to be courted, romanced by your passion for agriculture. And they can only learn about that passion -- they can only get to know you -- if you are willing to share your story.

A good book can make or break a summer vacation. Whether under a beach umbrella or in a comfortable easy chair, any curious naturalist...

A connection to a plot of ground is difficult to explain to others who have never experienced it, but for a dyed-in-the-wool farm kid, it needs no explanation.

With high school graduation season upon us, now is a time when you may receive a call or knock on your door from a...
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