Sunday, February 7, 2016

Since early spring, Republican aggies in both the U.S. House of Representatives and the U.S. Senate have warned their farm and ranch constituents that farm program spending will be cut $3 billion over five years, beginning with the 2006 federal budget.

The livestock industry wants the government involved in the national animal identification system. And yet it doesn't want the government involved.

Standing by the ocean, I have always felt an incredible wave of awe and inspiration. There is simply nothing as powerful as watching that massive movement's waves crash to the shore.

Once again, I have let a perfect opportunity for martyrdom pass me right by. Isn't that always how it is? Blink, you miss it, and before you know it, all the good victimizations are taken.

As anyone who ever had employees knows, being an employer is not the piece of cake that some management gurus would like us to believe.

For a month, now, we've run a request for recipes from our readers to be used in the next Farm and Dairy cookbook.

Of all the lessons beaten into America by crashing Katrina, one of the biggest is that the nation's energy policy, past as well as present, is an absolute scandal.

Who would I be without my sisters? I am talking both about the sisters who were born into my life, and the sisters I have chosen throughout my adult life.

Obviously, it is never too early for me to start scheming - and worrying - about where my next sugar rush will come from.

More than most months, September delivers farmers key numbers - yield per acre, weaning weight, price per pound or bushel - they will live with for the coming months.
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