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Shocking Revelations!

🕔13:56, 15.May 2017

There’s something I believe nearly all of us have learned from if we grew up on the farm, and that’s the lesson an electric fence teaches us.  As a farmer/rancher, selecting the right fencing for your operation and livestock can be a

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Farm Tips and Tricks

🕔13:55, 15.May 2017

“Tis the season”…when farmers are busy with spring work and everything else that comes with it.  Having a few tricks up your sleeve to minimize those things that impede your progress and cause frustration are vital.  I found several, and

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Working Together for Farming Solutions

🕔13:54, 15.May 2017

I would venture to say that a farmer has got to be one of the most under-appreciated people when it comes to creativity on the farm.  I often read of necessary characteristics to be a farmer involving finance, marketing, people

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An Integral Part of Ag…

🕔16:20, 1.May 2017

Congress first authorized federal crop insurance in the 1930s along with other strategies to help agriculture recover from the combined effects of the Great Depression and the Dust Bowl.  It was in 1938 that the Federal Crop Insurance Corporation (FCIC) was

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To Burn or Not to Burn…

🕔16:19, 1.May 2017

As I read about the massive wildfires that burned across the high plains back in March of this year, I thought about the part that burning has played in agriculture since very early times.  My research brought me to different

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I Hate it When…

🕔16:17, 1.May 2017

Mark Parker, writing for provides a list of farm events that can be very annoying.  I’d like to share them with you and ask that you offer one or two of your own bothersome experiences.  I think many (or

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Farm Recipe: Chicken Bacon Ranch Potato Bake

🕔08:59, 18.Apr 2017

This recipe had me at the title, and Janelle said it was a big hit at her house.  She did reduce the amount of potatoes she used considering the size she had purchased.  I’m definitely going to try this soon!

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Tick Time!

🕔08:58, 18.Apr 2017

It’s those little arachnids (like scorpions, spiders and mites) we all watch for every spring.  Ticks are considered to be a pest because some species bite people and feed on blood.  They can also feed on dogs, other pets and livestock.  Removing

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Don’t Give Up The Fight

🕔08:58, 18.Apr 2017

It’s been almost 3 years to the day that I wrote about the “Careless Weed” (  It was at that time that Bob Hartzler  and Mike Owen, weed specialists from Iowa State University stated that Palmer amaranth was just moving

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