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Workers’ comp: The questions you don’t ask could have costly answers

Thursday, March 24, 2005

I am the first to admit that sometimes I make a mess of things. I try to teach my kids that the best reaction is to ‘fess up, take responsibility, fix what I can, learn from my mistakes and move on.

What Happened With Barbie?

Thursday, March 17, 2005

Although my daughters are, for the most part, pretty good kids, and I shouldn’t complain, I used to think no child rearing could be worse than my two little girls when they were fighting – until now that they are teens, they are both bigger than I am, and just as loud.

Winter, winter go away, come back some other day

Thursday, March 17, 2005

Winter wind, howling in the depths of December prompts us to wish to retreat to the easy chair beside the fireplace, a cup of something warm and steaming nestled in our chilly hands.

The parent volunteers’ prayer

Thursday, March 17, 2005

To be invoked by all PTO parents, volunteer parents, and room mothers (and fathers and “significant others”) among us.

Senate, judge kick USDA’s mad cow

Thursday, March 17, 2005

The scene, often repeated these bitterly political days, was straight out of Alice in Wonderland.
On March 3, U.

Amazing, all that play and no injury

Thursday, March 10, 2005

Farm safety was constantly a part of our dialogue over the course of my growing up years, and though I am sure we turned deaf ears to it at the time, I now can understand the enormity of it.

Selling out

Thursday, March 10, 2005

I didn’t set out to become a sell-out. I’m just saying. For the record and all. I had no intention of becoming an impersonal cog in the corporate machine.

State ag directors take a whack at CAFTA and White House

Thursday, March 10, 2005

It was an embarrassing moment for the White House and its free trade acolytes.
There, hat-in-hand before the agriculture commissioners, secretaries and directors of each state and four U.

Court opens manure plans to public

Thursday, March 10, 2005

A Feb. 28 decision that affects agriculture has been largely overshadowed by other news. But farms need to know about it.

Family business meetings – Make a schedule, stick to it, be open

Thursday, March 10, 2005

It is no secret that managing a family business has its ups and downs.
Some family members may not have a desire to be involved in the business, while others want to understand and manage the business, but have never been given the opportunity to participate in making decisions.

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