Kids get a kick out of making angels from corn husks, but also enjoy filling glass ornaments with seeds. Even the teenagers in the family tolerate spray painting components for the baskets.
Separating the sportsman’s needs from wants.
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 […]
From square dancing to singing, Christmas was a time for tradition.
With deer hunting over, time to focus on farm programs.
End of another year means its time to analyze your farm business decisions.
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 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.
With cold weather upon us, here’s a recipe for the birds.
Speculation about Russian wheat exports seems to be the cause of recent price jumps in the Chicago wheat futures.
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.
People don’t want to hear from a faceless organization, they want to hear from people they know, or “ordinary” people like them. Farmers like you. Real people.
’Tis the season to snuggle with your smartphone on the sofa.
Remember that binoculars are also an essential tool for hunters, hikers, and other outdoor enthusiasts. And I never go to a musical, play, concert, or sporting event without my bins, so this advice is good for anyone who uses binoculars.
Thanksgiving is in the rearview mirror, Christmas in the windshield and, given the glacial pace of key policy decisions awaiting resolution in Washington, D.C., it’s just another Groundhog Day out here in rural America.
The USDA has announced that nearly 2,500 applicants will receive disaster assistance through the Emergency Assistance for Livestock, Honeybees, and Farm-Raised Fish Program (ELAP) for losses suffered from Oct. 1, 2011, through Sept. 30, 2013.
One of my happiest holiday memories is now fading for me, but it is still there in an old movie-reel, lovely sort of way.
It’s that time of year when all is merry and bright and the fast pace of the world we live in slows down just enough to catch a few moments with family and friends.
Harvest numbers for the heavily anticipated day, which is typically the best day of the weeklong season, was just 17,500, down nearly 23 percent from 2013 when hunters tagged 22,619 deer.
Editor Susan Crowell shares five observations on social media and agriculture from Ryan Goodman that are worth noting — and pondering.