Sunday, February 7, 2016

The Central American Free Trade Agreement is expected to come before Congress this month for an up-or-down vote.

As a mother, I want a lot for my children. I want them to be happy, to cure cancer, to be compassionate and well-loved individuals, and to marry into Bill Gates' millions.

You know you're far off the reality map when the American Farm Bureau's former president, Iowan Dean Kleckner, publicly praises the Humane Society of the United States for its support of Central American Free Trade Agreement.

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.

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

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.

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.
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