Monday, May 22, 2017

As spring migrants return slowly in early spring, maybe two or three species per week, it's a great time to learn new bird songs.
newspaper pile/Susan Crowell column

Editor Susan Crowell salutes the gutsy reporters who earned the 2017 Pulitzer Prize, particularly Art Cullen of The Storm Lake Times, for his editorials that criticized agricultural leaders in Iowa.
planting soybeans

The grain markets are still focused on the Prospective Plantings Report, and some "new" news is needed.

Planting modern victory gardens reduces food insecurity by improving access to healthy, nutritious food.

Do you think you know how Cooper's mystery tool was used? Give us your best guess and see if you are right!

Organic producers will be able to visit FSA offices to apply for federal reimbursement to assist with the cost of organic or transitional certification.

Controlling expenses will continue to be an important factor in both short and long-term profitability of dairy farms.

In the end, no amount of “stuff” could ever equal Alan Guebert's father's good health, abiding friends, deep faith and 89 years to enjoy it all.

“If your dog doesn’t like someone, you probably shouldn’t either.” So true!

With the arrival of spring, ramp and morel hunting is in full swing.
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