Saturday, May 28, 2016

Today’s barely functioning cash grain and livestock markets will soon be getting their price signals from the world’s largest single, for-profit, around-the-clock money, grain, meat and metals futures trading operation.

Each week Farm and Dairy challenges readers to identify a small tool or gadget.

The stories of so many of the women who came before us have always left me wondering how in the world women ever became termed the softer sex.

My first few years at Farm and Dairy, when I entered the building from the rear, I had to walk by two mammoth Linotype...

In my teens and early 20s, there was but one truth that I held self-evident: I would never, ever be “small town.” From my earliest...

One fine spring evening 35 or so years ago, I rang the doorbell of the home of the young lady I intended to ask...

Fertilizer prices are extremely high at this time. How do we economically stimulate pasture growth throughout the growing season? In general, nitrogen has the greatest...

I work part-time in a clothing consignment shop. I’m used to hearing comments from the dressing room when things don’t fit. Every so often,...

It is no surprise that farming is one of the most dangerous occupations. A number of factors, including noise, heavy machinery, animals, machine parts that rotate, cut and pinch, and long hours all contribute to this fact.

Before launching a paean to spring — surely it is here by now — I must express fervent thanks to readers and friends who took the time and trouble to send me condolences about the Feb. 26 death of my sister, Barbara.
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