Having worked cattle for years and too many sheep to count, one develops a feel for the rogue cow or calf. Maybe it is just a quick look or an intense stare. There also are those animals that you know are not going to have a good cohabitation experience.
The rumors are true. The Environmental Protection Agency has announced formally its plan to reduce minimum biofuel volumes for 2014, which roughly match the levels in a leaked October memo. The stated reason is that the EPA doesn't believe that the nation's infrastructure and fleet can deliver or utilize the original mandated levels.
Finishing a Thanksgiving Day meal is a treat and enjoyed by many but, unfortunately, not by all. The goal remains to somehow assure that everyone has access to safe and affordable food. The world would be a happier place if that were the case. While we reach out to better feed our neighbors, we also need assurance that the progress we have made in feeding our neighbors remains intact.
Sweeping health care reform legislation means many North Dakotans have more health insurance options.
After years of big annual increases, farmland rental rates appear to be stabilizing. Farmers and landlords across the Upper Midwest are just beginning to renegotiate farmland rental agreements that expired after the 2013 growing season. So a full understanding of rental rate trends isn’t possible until spring, when negotiations are completed.RELATED CONTENT
Do you know someone with diabetes? Pause a few seconds and think of those around you. Maybe one or more of your relatives or friends have the disease. Maybe you have it, or maybe you don’t know you have it.
The Chinese enameling called cloisonne has been made for centuries. A thin metal wire is bent into shape on a metal vase and soldered into place. Then colored enamels are floated in to fill each space and form the decoration. The word “cloison” is French for “fence” and is the source of the word cloisonne.
Dear Dr. Fox: Last June, we had a fire in our home while we were at work. There was a leak in the bathroom that flooded the floor and seeped into a basement light socket.
The first humans crossed the Bering Strait land (or ice) bridge to enter the western hemisphere about 15,000 years ago. Archeological evidence indicates they settled throughout North and South America over the next couple thousand years. Each indigenous tribe has its own creation story.
SHELDON, N.D. - Mattie Richardson wrote her first novel at the tender age of 13. But that was just the beginning for a young woman who says she loves “creating stories.”RELATED CONTENT
The life of a bull is not simple because, for the most part, his life is somewhat confrontational. The other day while reviewing the bulls, two of the bulls still were sparring for dominance. They have been out of the pasture for almost two months, but they still seem to find the energy to spar.
Ray Bartholomay is a John Deere man. A “street sign” on his driveway reads “John Deere Road.” Another sign states “John Deere Parking.” He has John Deere rugs in his home and John Deere towels in his kitchen. The 82-year-old semi-retired farmer from Sheldon owns 35 or so John Deeres (plus one Ford).RELATED CONTENT
REGENT, N.D. – Some women are Rockettes. Some are Porkettes. Charlotte Meier never kicked up her heels in a dance line, but she’s proud to say she’s been kicking up pork for decades.