Friday, February 12, 2016
market chart graphic

Three weeks into calendar year 2016, however, key elements in China's economy -- its wildly speculative stock markets, less-than-transparent currency, sagging heavy industries -- have gone boom.
water faucet

Working together, we can use our water resources wisely to make sure future generations have an adequate water supply.
deer

When it comes to boundaries and behavior, Mother Nature and her critters are more than a little shady.
cows in milking parlor

We are starting 2016 with Class III milk prices dipping into the $13 per hundredweight (cwt.) range for multiple months in the futures market.
identifying trends

Editor Susan Crowell encourages farmers not to ignore trends in her commentary this week. "Agriculture is an industry that is ripe for massive change and disruption," says futurist Jim Carroll.
grain bins

The long weekend seemed to help the grain markets, at least for a while.
closeup of corn

A beginner's guide to organic gardening, including seeds, supporting plant health and controlling plant diseases, insects and weeds.
snowy spruce trees

January and cold weather has a slowing effect on us all.
blueprints and tools

I suspect that even brand new homes have their quirks. I’ve learned all the tips, tricks and maneuvers that make this old house — and sometimes my blood pressure — tick.
Sam Moore and Harold Probasco

I’ve never told the story of my 2002 visit to Harold Probasco of Huntsville, Utah. When I visited, Howard showed me the two tractors and very generously let me drive them as well.
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