Friday, November 27, 2015

If you think schoolchildren dread summer school, consider the eight-week summer session agriculture's friends in Congress face.

Preparing a quick supper before leaving for work one morning, I stretched toward some shelves Mark put up in our kitchen and set out one of our three crockpots.

The days of summer on our dairy and grain farm were anything but lazy days. What seems to stand out most of all in my memory of summertime is the small army of young men who pitched in to help.

Bill Grammer shot down my skepticism, and ignorance. In recent years, we've received numerous university news releases touting the benefits of farm advisory teams.

After the U.S. Supreme Court surprised both sides of the beef checkoff court fight May 23 by declaring the $80-million-per-year mandatory tax constitutional, opponents and proponents alike offered a dizzying display of spin.

Marking another first for me, the mom who could be a grandmother by now, I smoothed down the drama and trauma of missing my youngest daughter's recent visit to the family doctor.

You don't always get what you want. That lesson seems so simple and yet can be so complex over the course of a lifetime.

I am not, nor will I ever be, the 'roughing it" type. My husband, bless his heart, refuses to believe this.

The finances of Dairy Farmers of America are souring faster than cream in a July sun, according to a May 9 Moody's Investors Service report.

Helping prepare a program for my Monday (reader's) Club prompted me to dig out the correspondence my family has saved over the years.