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Your Kids and ATVs

🕔13:18, 5.Jun 2018

I remember it well – the balloon tires and fiberglass body of that Honda ATC90 that my father bought for my siblings and I so we’d be entertained on the farm.  He refused to buy us horses, claiming they would bother the

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🕔13:17, 5.Jun 2018

While there are historical accounts from the early 1900s honoring fathers, it was Lyndon B. Johnson through executive order in 1966, who designated the third Sunday in June as the official day to celebrate dads.  But Father’s Day was not actually

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Make Spraying a Specialty

🕔16:28, 1.May 2018

The act of spraying in its most basic terms involves using chemicals to rid your fields of pests.  But in this day and age when issues of cost control and potential damage from drift loom large, it’s important to make spraying a

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Your Land or Theirs? Updated

🕔16:27, 1.May 2018

For nearly 150 years the federal government has exercised its right to claim the land of private citizens, and traditionally eminent domain has been utilized to facilitate transportation, supply water, construct public buildings and aid in defense readiness – all for

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While You’re Waiting

🕔09:44, 17.Apr 2018

Tuesday, March 20th marked the first day of spring, and that usually gets farmers excited for sunshine, warmth and this year’s planting season.  But because Mother Nature has a mind of her own, many are still waiting – perhaps impatiently –

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New Tax Laws Pretty Good for Farmers

🕔09:43, 17.Apr 2018

The Tax Cut and Jobs Act in general appears to be pretty good for farmers, and I’ve recapped some highlights for your information: Individual income tax rates are overall, lower for the next seven years (they’re scheduled to sunset after

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Behind Every Great Man…

🕔17:44, 2.Apr 2018

You’ve heard that phrase-  Behind every great man is a great woman.   This expression has been in use at least since the 1940s and suggests that no man becomes successful on his own.  Very often there’s a woman who has had

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New Tech Old Planters: The Birth of a New Industry Trend Updated

🕔17:44, 2.Apr 2018

The Planter Market has been a rollercoaster since 2014. Four years ago, if you had a planter larger than a single row you had a hard time getting rid of it. Like other equipment segments, planters were highly produced and

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Mending Fences Updated

🕔17:41, 19.Mar 2018

Robert Frost once said, Don’t ever take a fence down until you know why it was put up.   These “walls” made of various materials over the years have served many purposes.  In agriculture, fences primarily kept livestock on and predators (both

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