Tuesday, August 30, 2016

Amid projections of improving milk prices, increasing feed costs have many dairy producers concerned.

Last night, I did some serious farming. Santa Claus had brought me a silo filled with farm animals and fencing and it had not yet been opened.

If urban sprawl consumes two acres of America's finite farmland every minute, should Congress, through the 2007 farm bill, address farmland protection? If one out of three Americans is either overweight or obese, should the $57 billion the U.

It just doesn't seem possible that so much water could fall from the sky, day after day after day. But it does.

One of the great advantages of growing up on a large farm is the thrill of being surrounded by all of God's creatures.

As the roaring combine sawed through 30 feet of soybeans at a fast-walk pace last October, a farming friend, through the convenience of his cell phone, sold 160 acres of still-standing corn for a couple or three nickels over $3 per bushel upon harvest.

Apparently, my children are attending spy school. That is the only explanation for why I, the consummate prying parent, am so completely in the dark about what it is they DO all day.

I was up all night New Year's Eve. I've heard you can never really catch up on sleep. A few mornings into the year, I sprang up in bed and blinked in disbelief at the digital clock on the television across the room.

We'll go on the assumption that by press time, our weather will change dramatically. In other words, it will stop raining, the grass will stop greening up, and the temperature will drop below 30 F and stay there.

I couldn't help but laugh one day last week when a high school girl told me she was praying for a snow day just in time for semester exams.
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