FARMBLEAT Sheds, shells and solitude
With the sun shining and just a hint of wind Sunday afternoon, I eagerly headed out to the family farm. There were no deadlines to meet, no demands on my time, nothing on my schedule. It was my time, ... Posted on 3/24/14 at 6:38 PM
STAFF BLOG AG RIGHT WITH AGWEEK REPORTER JONATHAN KNUTSON '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 ... Posted on 2/26/14 at 9:45 AM
COMPASS POINTS: NEWS FROM THE GREAT OUTDOORS WITH HERALD OUTDOOR WRITER BRAD DOKKEN 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 ... Posted on 1/29/14 at 12:18 PM
STAFF BLOG CAPITOL CHATTER 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... Posted on 1/27/14 at 8:44 PM
AMERICAN RED CROSS MINN-KOTA REGION 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... Posted on 11/14/13 at 10:10 AM
Dear Dr. Fox: Thank you so much for your answer to the reader who asked how animals feel about being euthanized. I read it the day before my 17-year-old cat Oliver died, and your vision of animals in an afterlife helped me through the next days.
Watching a mother cow and her newborn calf bond with each other is always interesting. When a cow vigorously sniffs her baby the first time and the calf lifts its head to smell its mother, they become imprinted and can recognize each other by smell immediately for months thereafter until their bond is no longer necessary after weaning.
Some old chairs have very strange added parts that can confuse today’s collectors. A Windsor chair from the 18th century might be made with an added piece at the end of the arm because it is a “writing arm” Windsor. There can be a drawer beneath the seat of a Shaker sewing chair.
Most of us remember the story of “Jack and Beanstalk.” You may recall that Jack traded his widowed mother’s cow for some magic beans. Jack planted the magic beans, which grew into a giant beanstalk overnight.
KILLDEER, N.D. – It rained about 11 inches in North Dakota’s Dunn County in April and May, so Shane Olson and his mother, Jackie, were able to plant only 60 percent of their acres on their farm near Killdeer.
Mikkel Pates, Forum News Service
, June 21, 2013
Employment and economic success are vital to our well-being. People engaged in agriculture, like everybody else, are pleased when success occurs in their chosen vocation but are particularly sensitive to feelings of failure that accompany loss of the farm or layoffs from agricultural occupations.
Flag Day is celebrated every June 14 to commemorate the day the flag of the United States was adopted in 1777. Collectors of old flags display them framed under glass to protect them because they are such important historic relics and are usually in poor condition.
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