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Farm Bureau and big ag misrepresenting EPA water rule

Thursday, September 18, 2014

The stark differences between what EPA proposed and what farm and ranch groups believe the proposals mean.

Milk margin protection sign-up begins

Thursday, September 18, 2014

Mark your calendars for milk margin protection sign-up.

Go jump in the lake

Thursday, September 18, 2014

Summer, as we know it, has come and gone.

Market Monitor: Ugly transitional year defines market

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

For the last month traders, processors, and farmers have been frozen by our limbo market, wondering how low we can go. We have focused on the daily trading, watching prices slip lower most days, wondering when the slide would stop. Every once in a while we get a blip up that gives us hope. This […]

Predator problems: Protect your flock and livestock this fall

Friday, September 12, 2014

Coyote are active in fall, when grown pups break away from the family unit to hunt and stake out their own territory.

Education divide must be bridged

Thursday, September 11, 2014

Editor Susan Crowell urges readers to see education as a public good. “Our future depends on how well we educate all of our children. As one education researcher put it, you ‘can run from public education, but you can’t hide from its consequences.’”

Futuristic Oliver, built on shoestring, still head turner

Thursday, September 11, 2014

On February 23, 1929, Charles City, Iowa, residents read startling news in the Charles City Daily Press: There was to be a $50 million merger between the Hart-Parr Company, one of the city’s major firms, the Oliver Plow Works and Nichols & Shepard Company.

This Sept. 11, take time to reflect

Thursday, September 11, 2014

This Sept. 11, remember the things that really matter.

Winter kills wildlife, or does it survive the cold?

Thursday, September 11, 2014

Last winter many readers wrote to ask how wildlife could survive the frigid polar vortices.

Dairy prices don’t make sense, for now

Thursday, September 11, 2014

Milk prices are good now, but get ready for a change.

Get a job! (But hone interview skills first)

Thursday, September 11, 2014

One of the many benefits of being a writer is that my commute is short. (I gained 7 pounds the year I got a laptop and no longer had to walk all the way to the third floor to write).

Grandmother knew joys of hard work

Thursday, September 11, 2014

One person I have long admired is someone I never had the chance to meet.

A change in the wind is coming

Thursday, September 11, 2014

As fall approaches, the signs of the season are becoming more clear.

Can we graze stream corridors without damaging the environment?

Thursday, September 11, 2014

There has been much discussion over the past several years about whether livestock should be completely excluded from grazing along stream banks, partially excluded, or whether it makes a difference in the water quality.

Pheasant hunting numbers down in South Dakota

Thursday, September 11, 2014

There is good news and bad news coming out of South Dakota, the nation’s honey hole for pheasant hunting.

What can I plant now?

Friday, September 5, 2014

The most common misconception about fall vegetable production is that you need a hoop or green house to do it.

Attention: Pistol packing women fashion show planned in September

Thursday, September 4, 2014

With an increasing growing number of females choosing to carry a handgun for personal and family safety it was only a matter of time until someone recognized the need for specially designed women’s clothing to comfortably conceal and a weapon.

Call farming like it is: slaughtering, drugs, herbicides and manure

Thursday, September 4, 2014

Columnist says farmers need to stop sugarcoating what they do.

Fall announcements include a job opening, FSR tickets

Thursday, September 4, 2014

Lots to announce at harvest season.

Market Monitor: This has been a strange summer

Thursday, September 4, 2014

This has been the summer of worrying about maturing crops, of enjoying the rains that were filling the soybeans and struggling to bale hay without getting it rained on three times.

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