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Dementia in Rural America

🕔13:25, 14.Mar 2019

Today nearly 6 million Americans are living with Alzheimer’s, a form of dementia, and by 2050 this number is estimated to reach nearly 14 million.  Dementia diseases will cost $290 billion in 2019, and by 2050 they may reach just

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Where Do You Start?

🕔11:52, 26.Feb 2019

    It’s no secret that starting a farm without connections (usually a family member) is extremely difficult.  In a 2017 National Young Farmer Survey, the four biggest challenges for young U.S. farmers and ranchers were: Access to land  (This

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2018 Gift Suggestions

🕔10:57, 26.Nov 2018

These last few days have been considered the official start to your holiday shopping, starting with Black Friday, Small Business Saturday, and Cyber Monday.  If you’re still struggling to find that perfect gift for the farmer in your life, here

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Thankful

🕔10:22, 15.Nov 2018

If you haven’t already finished your harvest, I’m hoping you’re getting very close.  This is the time of year when activities on the farm take a slower pace, giving folks time to review and reflect on the season past.  In just

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Daylight Saving Time Ends

🕔14:10, 30.Oct 2018

Not forever of course – just for this year.  The time change many of us made this past spring has been quite a contentious subject over the years, dating back to when Benjamin Franklin playfully advocated laws  in 1874 that pressured

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Expiration Exasperation

🕔13:03, 16.Oct 2018

  The 2018 Farm Bill expired on September 30th, but what exactly does this mean?  This massive and complex  piece of legislation is like a huge bundle of dozens of different programs rather than a single bill and not all

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Farm Demographics Destiny

🕔15:06, 4.Sep 2018

It’s no secret… The results of the most recent census published by the USDA show continual downturns compared to the previous data collected.  Here are some comparisons between the 2012 and 2007 census results:     The only bright spot in this information

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The Face of a New Farm Bill Updated

🕔08:53, 27.Feb 2018

I recently received the NFU E-Newsletter and wanted to share what the National Farmers Union says about our nation’s Farm Bill: The Farm Bill is the most important and comprehensive piece of food and farm legislation in the United States.  It’s critical not just

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Fire-Fighting Farmers

🕔09:31, 21.Feb 2018

The first firefighters were privately owned slaves that were organized into a group that fought common fire problems in Rome (4 AD).  Their duties also included catching petty crime thieves, capturing runaway slaves and acting in supportive roles during riots and

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