We had made our lists and checked them twice. We had removed all extraneous jewelry. We had packed everything in 3 ounce clear travel sizes.
Short snaps of deep cold were not rare but all were deeply unwelcome. The cows, the hired men, the plumbing, the shivering calves, the machinery—everyone and everything—moved slower or not at all when temperatures fell to zero or below.
When I was a toddler, my maternal grandfather decided his four little granddaughters needed the experience of bottle feeding a lamb.
A beginning farmer is defined as someone who has not operated a farm for more than 10 years, substantially participates in a farm operation and meets the eligibility requirements of the loan program they are applying for.
Many cleaning companies have begun to offer natural versions of commercial cleansers as consumers gain eco-consciousness, but these cleaners can easily be made at home.
We didn’t know it back then but everyone on the big southern Illinois dairy farm of my youth was a foodie.
The first covered bridge in America is believed to have been the High Street (later, Market Street) Bridge across the Schuylkill River in Philadelphia.
Whenever I find a bunch of feathers in the yard, I’m confident a sharp-shinned or Cooper’s hawk has probably visited.
We are starting out the new year with some material on show schedules, not necessarily steam, but engines none the less.
It was 9 balmy degrees. This was up from the low of zero midday.
Youth loans can be used to finance many kinds of agricultural projects.
Childhood television shows and values have all changed — significantly.
It only makes sense we want the manure to remain where it is applied for it to be most profitable.
In a lifetime, every man is entitled to a few things. The rest is earned.
Corn outlook: “I am not bullish, but I am friendly to the idea of new highs. We can’t have high prices without a 1 billion carryout in corn. We have to look to the new crop for help there.”
“Heritage” is an umbrella term that embraces pure breeds of livestock and poultry with deep histories in the United States. And many farmers are working to bring them from the brink of extinction.
The stars are aligned. The bills mostly paid. You’ve been dreaming about it and permission has finally been granted by the keeper of the purse strings.
As producers, we have many opportunities to share and educate.
Water quality continues to be a focus, for farmers and everyone else.
In all likelihood, expect a tough year for dairy production.