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Track this: Metallica and Manilow DO mix

Thursday, August 31, 2006

Where’s Internet privacy when you need it? Forget about snoops grabbing my credit card numbers or reading my e-mails.

Is mastitis really this farm’s problem?

Thursday, August 24, 2006

Human resource management is becoming a bigger issue as we see farms grow from single family units to multiple family and employee dependent operations.

Banking on the beauty of barns

Thursday, August 24, 2006

Winding through the hills of Harrison County earlier this month, I turned onto a road and immediately eased up on the gas pedal as a colorful painted quilt block on a barnside caught my eye.

Florida beach washes away sickness

Thursday, August 24, 2006

Throughout my life, travel has been sort of hard to come by. Growing up on a demanding dairy farm meant there was never any free time in which to squeeze a vacation.

Farm bill 2007: Stop, look and listen

Thursday, August 24, 2006

August is the month public officials traditionally use your tax dollars to travel to gather information, ideas and frequent flier miles they claim will help them serve you better.

Grazing: Explore extended grazing season forage options

Thursday, August 24, 2006

With many harvested small grain fields that weren’t double cropped to soybeans now sitting idle, cattlemen still have an excellent opportunity to create high quality forages that may be grazed well into winter, and even next spring.

School supply savvy

Thursday, August 24, 2006

I think we all know by now my opinion on back-to-school clothing. Namely, that the only thing missing from most back-to-school fashion collections for even the youngest children is a dimly lit stage and a pole.

Sand, Surreys, and Sunsets

Thursday, August 24, 2006

“One thing for sure,” I declared, “I’m not renting one of these again.” “Well, unless we can find one that’s adjustable.

Appreciation for simple things: Lunch

Thursday, August 17, 2006

While reading through Good Poems for Hard Times, a collection of poetry selected and introduced by Garrison Keillor, I ran across a writing by Erica Funkhouser that could have been written by one of us.

Is checkoff money being used illegally?

Thursday, August 17, 2006

Do you know where your thousands – and on a national scale, hundreds of millions – of federally-mandated, non-refundable checkoff dollars go? It’s a question Bobby King, policy director of Minnesota’s Land Stewardship Project, asked when he viewed advertisements that attacked “anti-livestock activist groups” in the state on Minneapolis’ powerhouse WCCO television station earlier this year.


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