In looking back over a lifetime of influences, most of my friends and school mates will tell you that those who command respect are the teachers from whom we learned the most.
I sat in my Jeep thinking about all the administrative tasks I could have been doing at the office instead of waiting to see the yellow school bus full of first graders pull in for a field trip I said I would help with.
All right, listen up! We’ve got a lot to sort out here and little time to do it.
A frequent question among readers in the aftermath of last winter’s deep freeze was, “How do birds survive overnight low temperatures that plunge below zero degrees Fahrenheit?”
Beginning Nov. 17, farmers will have the opportunity to come into their local FSA office and declare which program option they want to be in for the life of this new farm bill.
I got my start with other people’s cull cows, just a bid or two above the hamburger market — which was not so dear back then.
Deer permits mean different things, in different counties.
Fall is an excellent time of the year for stockpiling fescue for delayed grazing.
We’ve all seen — and sometimes shunned — them.
How to manage variation in milk production.
Miss Nancy and I, along with my little sister B.G. Theiss who is visiting from North Carolina, enjoyed the afternoon at the Farm and Dairy’s recent 100th Anniversary open house at the Salem Community Center.
Fall is the time to store the food that’s taken all year to produce. Indoor, in-place and buried container food storage systems are practical and affordable alternatives to the traditional root cellar.
“You don’t need a root cellar to store food” describes the three alternative food storage systems in detail, and offers tips for successful produce storage.
The accident happened, as these things always do, simultaneously fast and oh-so-slow.
Over the years we have seen hay go from being taken to the barn loose, to small square bales put in a barn, to small round bales being made to feed right out of the baler.
Secretary of Ag Tom Vilsack threatened to impose a second beef checkoff that would double the annual, non-refundable collections of the now-$80 million federal program if members of his reform effort didn’t come to an agreement.
If we were to ask 100 people to name a person who had a large influence in their life, I would be willing to guess that a teacher would be among one of the oft-repeated answers.
The dairy industry has been the cornerstone of our local agricultural economy for decades.
Feeding backyard birds can be as simple or as complicated as you choose to make it.
While fall harvest signifies the end of a growing season on many farms, at the Farm Service Agency it means that a new year is just beginning.
As usual, it is all about the reaction to the USDA reports. In this case, the market did not seem to look at the numbers the same way Monday as they did Friday.