Tuesday, August 30, 2016

Actually, it was Shakespeare who made the decision whether or not I would ride a borrowed horse on my 85th birthday.

Coverage of the tragic massacre at Virginia Tech will be, by today's standards, old news when this issue of Farm and Dairy comes out, but I'm motivated to write about little else when concern about the incident is so great.

The founding fathers got it right. But I'm not talking about Madison, Hamilton or Jefferson, I'm talking about Smith, Lever, Hatch and Morrill.

The above quote has circulated for several years now, and each time I read it, I feel, once again, it serves as a great reminder to us to live each day as though it could be our last.

In the upside down world of the U.S. Department of Agriculture's current leaders, sound science is what they say it is and food safety seems to be what is best for agribusiness.

The nice thing about getting married is that you inherit a whole new set of people to fret about. My niece, for example, is aflutter about learning to drive.

I don't need to make a case for reading here. Since you're reading this paper, obviously, you're a reader.

How easy - or difficult - is it for your calves to thrive? Now is a great time to assess your calf-raising facilities to see what the current answer to this question is.

Isn't it odd how certain moments in time stay with us, remaining vibrant in our memories? I have one such memory, and while I can't explain why it stands out while others that were certainly more important have faded away, it is as clear as though it happened yesterday.

Be it mere coincidence or clear symbolism, the delightfully early and deliciously warm spring enjoyed by farmers and ranchers came to a stone-cold halt just days after the U.
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