STAFF BLOG AG RIGHT WITH AGWEEK REPORTER JONATHAN KNUTSON Farming, pheasants and working together
If you hunt pheasants, Hettinger County (N.D.) is a cross between Nirvana and Valhalla.
"Hettinger County has long been recognized for its excellent hunting. We live in the center of what is arguably... Posted on 5/8/13 at 10:29 AM
FARMBLEAT I fought the tree and the tree won
You know those safety messages that flood the media during the spring planting and fall harvest seasons? Farmers get in a hurry to put the crop in the ground after the snow melts and then get the crop... Posted on 4/29/13 at 7:09 PM
REPUBLIC INSIDER 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 ... Posted on 4/2/13 at 12:11 PM
STAFF BLOG CAPITOL CHATTER Political notebook: Minnesota budget clash continues to grow
By Don Davis
Gov. Mark Daytons budget proposal continues to play out in interesting ways, usually with Republicans strongly opposed and Democrats more mildly in support.
Rep. Matt Dean, R-Dellwood, ... Posted on 2/4/13 at 11:11 AM
FATHER KNOWS LAST 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... Posted on 1/13/13 at 7:13 PM
The earliest known production of alcoholic beverages dates back at least 9,000 years to a type of grog brewed in China, archeologist Pat McGovern said in a 2011 Smithsonian Magazine article authored by Abigail Tucker.
Dear Dr. Fox: In October, we had our two beagles get their rabies shots from a veterinary house-call service. Two weeks later, neither could stand, and they dragged their rear ends on the floor. The vet said they probably had arthritis.
Children’s toys often tell us how times have changed. Canada stopped making pennies last year, so saving money a penny at a time will soon be a problem in Canada. The United States also may stop making pennies, since the cost of the copper in a single coin is more than one cent.
How do farm and ranch people manage – or not manage – alcohol consumption?
This column takes a look at alcohol use by people involved in agriculture. Next week’s column offers a perspective on whether or not alcohol benefits its users.
LIDGERWOOD, N.D. - Rick Whittier’s business keeps him so busy making fish, he barely has time to catch them anymore. “We even got a brand new spear this year, and we never even got to use it,” he said.
Dear Dr. Fox: I adopted two sweet sister cats nine years ago – Chase and Chochi. They’ve not had any major health issues until recently. They are indoor cats, although they are allowed to go out on our deck with us.
A 7½-foot-high safety pin that looks like a modern sculpture actually is a floor lamp made in 1975 by modern artist Yonel Lebovici (1937-98). In the 1960s, he started making very unusual lamps and other items inspired by everyday objects. His marketing ideas were unusual for an artist at the time.
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