Wednesday, July 27, 2016

National Agriculture Day occurs every year on the first day of spring, which fell this year on March 21.

There is just nothing like a mid-winter party to lift the spirits. Yesterday, our home was filled with lots of great kids and the wonderful laughter and fun that comes along with a gathering.

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.

One would think that amid the tumultuous clutter my family saves, we could find needed materials when school projects roll around.

March is certainly being March, at least in my area, where there is great bluster with huffing and puffing and white-outs one minute, benign sunshine the next.

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.

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.

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.
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