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Agriculture

Your Farm’s Future

🕔15:46, 11.Dec 2017

As you finish your harvest for the year and put your equipment away, it could be the perfect time to start planning for the future.  Succession planning helps ensure that your farm will one day be passed on to the

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Department Stores and Ag Updated

🕔15:44, 11.Dec 2017

When department stores emerged in place of the typical dry goods stores back in the late 1800s, many of them targeted a specific audience – farmers.  I found a couple of powerhouses and would like to share some interesting historical information

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Drug Devastation

🕔11:00, 28.Nov 2017

Opioids.  Those substances that act on the nervous system to relieve pain.  The injuries of Civil War veterans were among those hooked on opioids at the turn of the century, but drugs were being consumed long before the war.  By the 1920s,

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‘Tis the Season-Gift Ideas

🕔10:57, 28.Nov 2017

Now that Thanksgiving is over, many of us turn our thoughts to Christmas and gift-giving.  I for one am always looking for unique ideas, and I found several (with various price tags) that I want to share with you.  These

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Farming on Mars….Really?

🕔11:56, 14.Nov 2017

We’re not sure who actually discovered it, but people have been watching this planet since before the year 1500.  I’ve read that Mars is a terrestrial planet, meaning it is “of, on, or relating to the earth”, but in many

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Farm Recipe: Chicken Crock Pot Stew

🕔11:42, 2.Nov 2017

      As the weather gets colder, I find myself looking for those dishes that bring me warmth and comfort.  Here’s one that I recently discovered from the Farmers Almanac that I really enjoyed.  The recipe’s ingredients are quite simple

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Stay Healthy During Harvest

🕔11:56, 31.Oct 2017

Easier said than done, right?  You’re focused on the weather, your crop yield and equipment performance, along with having the necessary farm help in order to get the job done.  But your personal health is another important component to a

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Financial Growth in Uncertain Times

🕔11:55, 31.Oct 2017

It’s no secret that these times are challenging.  The farm sector’s debt-to-income ratio is the highest it’s been in thirty years, and 2017 represents the 5th year in a row that farm solvency ratios have weakened, along with liquidity ratios and working

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A Must See Movie Updated

🕔09:21, 17.Oct 2017

I remember back in 2014 my viewing of the documentary film entitled Farmland, and how interesting it was to see and hear about the lives of six young, next generation farmers.   Films like this are an extremely important aid in educating our society about those folks responsible

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