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History lesson arrives in the mail
Sitting in front of a computer for much of my work day, I get distracted from time to time by the email alerts that pop up in the lower right-hand corner of my screen. Some I ignore especially the po...
3/11/14 at 6:02 PM Shame, shame, shame 12/11/13 at 2:35 PM
When the matriarch takes the fall 12/2/13 at 6:18 PM
'Right to farm' wins endorsement
I wrote an Agweek story a year ago about the Missouri State Legislature passing legislation that would allow farmers and ranchers to engage in modern farming practices. The legislative action cleared ...
2/26/14 at 9:45 AM Ag acronyms never end 2/12/14 at 4:40 PM
Celebrating the farm bill 2/5/14 at 1:45 PM
Polaris Brutus HD review
If you watch the boss cow of any cattle herd, you'll notice she typically allows other cattle to act as guinea pigs to pass through a new gate first. I try to learn from nature but this past December,...
2/8/14 at 8:24 AM Farm Update 9/1/12 at 7:20 AM
One Empty Chamber 7/8/11 at 8:13 AM
Farm Bill plays well among conservation groups
Not surprisingly, the Farm Bill passed this morning by the U.S. House of Representatives is playing well with conservation groups across the country because of its provisions aimed at protecting soil ...
1/29/14 at 12:18 PM Conservation groups laud Farm Bill compromise 1/28/14 at 5:18 PM
DU: Report illustrates need for nationwide Sodsaver provisions 10/21/13 at 5:25 PM
Negotiators reach deal on farm bill
By Don Davis Congressional negotiators agreed to a farm bill on Monday that they think finally will pass the House and Senate. It is a compromise package that pleases neither side, with food stamp cut...
1/27/14 at 8:44 PM Shutdown over, farm bill up next 10/21/13 at 9:32 AM
Notebook: Klobuchar, 13 others push bipartisan shutdown relief 10/21/13 at 9:30 AM
A Bridge too Farm: Question for the Forum
Here's a question for the forum, especially those who have children: Do you know of any children's films or cartoon shows that depict the use of bridges? If so, how were they depicted and why? Did y...
1/14/14 at 5:25 PM
The Red Cross 'Personal Survival Kit' Giveaway Is Here!
The American Red Cross-Dakotas Regionis once again starting up its 'Personal Survival Kit' Promotional Giveaway, sponsored by State Farm Insurance!93 Personal Survival Kits will be given awa...
11/14/13 at 10:10 AM
Watch how in Fargo - Gardens are growing community
Thanks to all the wonderful people that presented and attended Monday's program about community gardens in Fargo. We learned about a grass roots group led by Jack Wood, Nola Storm and more recently Ja...
10/17/13 at 2:44 PM Fargo - Gardens growing community 10/11/13 at 8:15 AM
We Got the Beets...
Lately, Tony, Gio and I have found ourselves getting Lost on the Prairie at our friends farmstead just south of Casselton, N.D. Greg and Lisa Cook, of Fargo, purchased the farm a year ago with a visio...
10/17/13 at 9:46 AM
Women's Wisdom Interview with Andrea Hochhalter
9/19/13 at 10:17 AM
Eyes wide open, heads firmly planted in the universe, we party with the stars
I filled up on the universe and good friends this weekend at the annual Furtman Farm Star Party. Astronomy teacher and IT specialist Greg Furtman hosts the event for his amateur astronomer friends o...
9/8/13 at 3:57 PM Conversation with the sky 9/15/12 at 3:33 PM
A starry night with friends, "E" Day for Comet Elenin looms 9/25/11 at 2:14 PM
Your First College Assignment: Think About Your Finances
Your First College Assignment: Think About Your Finances Paul Jarvis, CFPEncourages College Students to Start Planning for the Future Washington, D.C., August 16, 2013 With back-to-school season in...
8/16/13 at 2:48 PM
We're going to be talking soon on WDAZ News @5 with the Farm Kings from the new GAC network series. ...
7/9/13 at 10:52 AM
Lentsch to replace Bones at SD Ag Department
Walt Bones is headed back to his family farming operation in rural Parker, and a familiar face and name in South Dakota Republican Party politics will replace him at the helm of the state Agriculture ...
4/2/13 at 12:11 PM Reports: Deal on farm bill reached 12/30/12 at 9:00 PM
Noem opts out of GOP leadership role 11/9/12 at 9:45 PM
It Was Just a Tractor
I can still feel the cold cast iron in my right hand. My brain is still programmed to move my hand without thinking, making me one with a machine that is now long gone. I haven't seen the machine in...
1/13/13 at 7:13 PM Farm Safety 7/16/12 at 9:07 PM