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How to Christmas shop for your sportsman

Thursday, December 18, 2014

Separating the sportsman’s needs from wants.

Sears and Roebuck shaped Christmas traditions

Thursday, December 18, 2014

My Christmas column this year is, as they say on the air, an “encore presentation,” having appeared in December of both 1995 and 2000. How many of you remember the anticipation, and the agonizingly long wait, after your mother sent in an order to Sears and Roebuck or Montgomery Ward? This Christmas season made me […]

Reminiscing over Christmas traditions

Thursday, December 18, 2014

From square dancing to singing, Christmas was a time for tradition.

Hunting tales and dairy margin protection

Thursday, December 18, 2014

With deer hunting over, time to focus on farm programs.

Year-end and farm business considerations

Thursday, December 18, 2014

End of another year means its time to analyze your farm business decisions.

Crop insurance: Flawed and fixable

Thursday, December 18, 2014

Federally subsidized crop insurance is the elephant in the Farm Bill pantry and anyone who had any role in pushing the law through the zoo called Congress knows it.

The case of the missing keys

Thursday, December 18, 2014

The nice thing about marriage is that you have sort of a built in failsafe for those days when even though you love them, you really don’t LIKE your spouse very much.

Make the birds an all-season peanut butter treat

Thursday, December 18, 2014

With cold weather upon us, here’s a recipe for the birds.

News nudges corn and wheat to highs

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Speculation about Russian wheat exports seems to be the cause of recent price jumps in the Chicago wheat futures.

Winter is for the birds

Friday, December 12, 2014

Cold weather can be rough on our feathered friends. Providing birds with food and shelter throughout the winter helps keep them happy and healthy, and lights up my otherwise dismal looking yard with color and song.

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