Friday, April 29, 2016

The biggest non-news news of the yet-young summer arrived July 1 when the Doha Development Round of World Trade Organization talks melted into a muddy puddle of recriminations as the trade yakkers in Geneva failed to even begin their "last ditch" effort to save the troubled talks.

The world at large is always nattering on about how beauty is only "skin deep", but as far as I'm concerned, that's plenty deep enough.

Planning is one of the most critical functions of management. Planning decisions can range from the short term of addressing the everyday "fires" of the farm business to long-range planning for retirement, transition and estate planning.

When I opened the package, I had no idea what the big, hardcover book was or who it came from. Bobo's Flying Circus? And then I looked below the title and saw the subtitle: "Autobiography of Gilbert Russell Evans.

Lately, I have found myself wondering what ever became of baseball great Gaylord Perry. The impressive major league baseball pitcher, who boasts a Cy Young award in both the American and National leagues, became famous years ago for quitting baseball to go into farming.

Outside of accuracy, honesty and tight prose, the rules established (way back in May 1993) for these 700-word weekly adventures were few.

Last week I suffered a grievous personal loss of a very dear friend. It was sudden and unexpected and although valiant lifesaving efforts were undertaken, all attempts to revive were ultimately unsuccessful.

The doctor took one look at Dad's leg and said we should get to the hospital. The angriest looking leg I've seen, his right calf was swollen twice its normal size, feverish, bright red like a bad burn from foot to knee.

Where are your livestock now? You are probably wondering what kind of question is that. Of course, we hope they're still in the field we put them into last.

Manure management is one of the biggest challenges facing livestock producers today. Manure management issues are complex, involve interactions between animals, soils, plants and humans, and can be highly emotional.
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