Saturday, October 1, 2016

Regardless if March arrives with a lion's roar or a lamb's bleat, grain and livestock markets will spend each of its days sweating over the U.

Frost seeding of legumes in February and early March can be used to improve pasture quality and yield.

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.

Many things in life require more tenacity than most humans want to conjure, from sunup to sundown, day in and day out.

True confessions: I'm a thief. I steal good ideas wherever I can find them. And hopefully, you're the beneficiary.

Ag journalists were well-blessed last Election Day when, in the Dem's retaking of the U.S. House of Representative, Collin Peterson assumed the chairmanship of that chamber's Agriculture Committee.

I enjoy keeping an eye on fashion. Not that I dress so well, but I've always been fascinated by handbags and, impervious to my husband's dismay at my overflowing boxes of footwear, I feel there's definitely a certain shoe that completes the look of every outfit.

Yes, coaxed forsythia, brought in perhaps 10 days ago, blooms on the kitchen table, brightening however gray the morning and hinting that hopefully King Winter and his minions are retreating.

The future of every successful dairy operation depends on a steady supply of healthy, productive replacement heifers calving between 22 and 24 months of age.
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