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We need trade, one way or another

Thursday, June 16, 2005

The Central American Free Trade Agreement is expected to come before Congress this month for an up-or-down vote.

School’s in session across Potomac

Thursday, June 9, 2005

If you think schoolchildren dread summer school, consider the eight-week summer session agriculture’s friends in Congress face.

Gadgets Galore

Thursday, June 9, 2005

Preparing a quick supper before leaving for work one morning, I stretched toward some shelves Mark put up in our kitchen and set out one of our three crockpots.

Farm boys made the days more fun

Thursday, June 9, 2005

The days of summer on our dairy and grain farm were anything but lazy days.
What seems to stand out most of all in my memory of summertime is the small army of young men who pitched in to help.

Knowledge fuels farm progress

Thursday, June 9, 2005

Bill Grammer shot down my skepticism, and ignorance.
In recent years, we’ve received numerous university news releases touting the benefits of farm advisory teams.

Supreme confusion over checkoff

Thursday, June 2, 2005

After the U.S. Supreme Court surprised both sides of the beef checkoff court fight May 23 by declaring the $80-million-per-year mandatory tax constitutional, opponents and proponents alike offered a dizzying display of spin.

Get A Life, Mom

Thursday, June 2, 2005

Marking another first for me, the mom who could be a grandmother by now, I smoothed down the drama and trauma of missing my youngest daughter’s recent visit to the family doctor.

You don’t always get what you want

Thursday, June 2, 2005

You don’t always get what you want.
That lesson seems so simple and yet can be so complex over the course of a lifetime.

She’s one unhappy camper

Thursday, June 2, 2005

I am not, nor will I ever be, the ‘roughing it” type.
My husband, bless his heart, refuses to believe this.

Got debt? Milk giant downgraded

Thursday, May 26, 2005

The finances of Dairy Farmers of America are souring faster than cream in a July sun, according to a May 9 Moody’s Investors Service report.

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