Winter stayed, and most days thereafter brought more clear, cold evidence that the lion that came in with March planned to stay the entire month.
But when it comes to lures, Baylor could carry all that he needs in his shirt pocket.
“Let’s be honest, many human doctors regard veterinary medicine as crude, plodding and nebulous.” — Dr. Nick Trout, Tell Me Where It Hurts: A Day of Humor, Healing and Hope in My Life As an Animal Surgeon Part I of II Over a lifetime, I have held veterinarians in high regard, having been blessed to […]
USDA planting report afterglow: Unless there are amazing discrepancies from the expectations, the market spends one day reacting, then we go back to business.
Hello again! The weather, the weather, the weather! Lately it sounds like a curse word. I realize it is only March, and yes, I know spring will come eventually. It just feels like it has been a very long winter. For me, it isn’t about getting into a field to get it planted. In my […]
Farmers want to know when better weather is going to stay for good, rather than just visit like an out of town relative.
Little wonder why Congress got the Farm Bill math wrong: it knows what it knows and everyone else can just shut up.
I am eating a banana when what I really want to be eating is pastry. I call that progress. Ever since starting my new to me office type job with business type people I have gained weight. Not a lot of weight but enough weight to be alarming. This caught me off guard because I […]
Is it the right thing for every farm and family? Maybe not, but forming an LLC may be an alternative some farm families want to consider.
To truly enjoy and appreciate nature, we must experience it. It recharges the soul, and it actually made me feel better physically.
New proposals could change bag limits, legal hunting guns.
Grain markets are anxious to find out what the USDA Planting Intentions Report will have say how many corn and soybeans acres are expected for the 2014 growing year.
The key to successful grazing is trying to predict what is down the road so we can be prepared for it.
With current feed and milk prices, a black and white cow producing 22,000 pounds/year could net between $1,200 and $1,600.
Writing Dirt on Conservation articles is a rewarding task that all the soil and water staff members who write take seriously. We all want the readers to know what we do, how we do it and who we do it with. My problem is coming up with a topic that hasn’t already been covered and […]
Farmers and ranchers, on the other hand, aren’t in the cheap business.
Hello Again! I guess I have been a little nostalgic lately, since I just celebrated my 25th year with the Farm Service Agency. With this milestone, I also noted that this will be my fifth farm bill I will get to be part of implementing, by explaining it to our local farmers. It amazes me […]
A concussion left Judith Sutherland in pain after her fall this winter.
Today I found myself caught off guard by the weather. This is because I have not gotten any smarter in the lifetime I have lived in the Midwest. Weather Yesterday it was nearly 60 with a light breeze — so comfortable I could gallivant around in a sweater, sans jacket. Today the temperature had dropped […]
Cold winter of 2013-2014 could bring some surprises for fishing season.