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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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Use Your Head to Protect It

🕔17:27, 22.Jan 2018

It’s football season!  And basketball season!  And hockey season!  The list goes on and our society’s obsession with sports seems to grow each and every day.  But this interest has recently included an increased awareness of injuries associated with those activities. 

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Contending with a Cash Crunch

🕔08:43, 8.Jan 2018

It’s a reality that credit for farming is tightening up throughout the corn belt and great plains.  Some farmers have used up their working capital (a measure of cash or grain available for sale to meet a farm’s financial obligations),

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