Tuesday, May 31, 2016

A SWOT analysis is an evaluation of the strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats impacting your farm business.

When I was somewhere around 10, if you had asked me to describe the milk inspector who paid surprise visits to our family dairy farm, I know, at least in part, what I would have told you.

While most farmers and ranchers spent February focused on rising futures and cash grain prices, the U.

Imagine my surprise to discover that I don't know how to answer my phone anymore. This is mainly because there is no surprise.

As for March weather, we should expect the unexpected. When I drive to Salem to the Farm and Dairy offices, I look forward to the sign at Mason's Steak House which cheerfully states that there are less than 20 days till spring.

For farm families, spring cleaning takes on an entirely different meaning than it does for most people.

The recent televised Academy Awards program was an Al Gore-apalooza, as the assembled actors and musicians were almost giddy in their support of the former vice president.

Regardless if March arrives with a lion's roar or a lamb's bleat, grain and livestock markets will spend each of its days sweating over the U.

Frost seeding of legumes in February and early March can be used to improve pasture quality and yield.

Well, it's official. The terrorists have won. In a move that began as a response to an industry-wide airline ban on carrying liquids and other concealed weapons such as waterproof eyeliner and a to-die-for shade of lipstick in anything more than a clear, zip-lock bag, designers have rolled out the newest "trend" to torture us with: transparent purses.
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