Wednesday, August 24, 2016

It's simply isn't true that only nine people in America understand the nation's arcane federal milk price formula. Only four people understand it.

I don't want to panic anyone but we are almost out of summer. Soon some perky television meteorologist will inform us with malicious glee that the end has come.

It pays to be prepared. That's why I always try to keep a pair of binoculars in the car. Last week, while traveling home...

The casual view from the windshield is of good crops. The reality is that we are very late, however, and that exposes us to less yield and fears of maturity. A frost scare the end of September would change things a lot.

I have a reprint of The Country Gentleman's Catalogue for 1894. Published in England, it was meant not for the English yeoman farmer who actually did the work, but for the "gentlemen" who owned those farms and estates.

The Farm Service Agency has Youth Loans available. These loans can be up to $5,000 and the youth must be age 10 through 20.

The devil is in my house. It came in through a window, like most burglars do, gaining entry to our inner sanctum and stealing my pride without my knowledge or consent.

We need to be on our best behavior in the management of the water supply for dairy cattle during the summer.

The regret of never having had the opportunity to meet my paternal grandmother has always been with me, but the sense of loss has become stronger as I have grown older.

For the next few weeks fresh sweet corn will be available at roadside stands, farmers markets and even grocery stores. When the corn is...
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