Ranch gathers family, music, bygone farm ways
“I had always kind of dreamed of living on a ranch,” he said. “I decided to make our place into a ranch.”
Barn dance honors ‘golden’ couple
What better way to celebrate 50 years together than with an old-fashioned barn dance.
Family’s Christmas tree collection a festive delight
"Once you have a theme in mind, you seem to spot ornaments that fit it."
The Christmas Story
The Nativity, from Luke 1:26 - 2:40 New International Version
Back Roads: The best toy shop ever
Tiny Kellogg, Minn., just south of Wabasha, is home to one of the best toy shops in the United States.
Mielke Market Weekly: Benchmark milk price dropping, still higher than 2013
This column was written for the marketing week ending Dec. 5.
Grain Outlook: Higher one day, lower the next
The holiday-shortened trading week had something for everyone.
Livestock Angles: Markets are a battleground
The livestock markets are a battleground between supply and demand.
Grain Angles: Eight cash flow drivers
Eight drivers that significantly impact cash flows of grain producers.
Mielke Market Weekly: All dairy below year-ago levels
"Though the numbers continue to lag behind the prior year, they are quickly catching up."
In the Garden: Give an exotic orchid to the gardener on your gift list
If you are lucky enough to have a Phalaenopsis you are about to enter the wonderful world of growing orchids.
Cookbook Corner: Cookbook collects recipes from farmers worldwide
Enjoy the global fare in “Cooking Around the World: Recipies Collected from Contestants of Past World Ploughing Contests.”
Table Talk: Barn-moving delivers history, future to farm family
“Only in Iowa do you get stuck waiting because there’s a barn on the road.”
The Bookworm Sez: Cowboy novel’s surprise unfolds in subtle backstory
What you want and what you need are often two different things, and desires can be dangerous. The wrong wish acquired could lead to disaster.
In the Garden: Plants bring nature inside
Mother-in-law’s tongue is a house plant that is currently enjoying a surge in popularity.
Land Minds: Let go and let Christmas
With all due respect, Santa Claus is not the busiest person in the world come December.
Farm & Food File: Congress, White House must reform immigration now
If you ran your farm or ranch like the White House and Congress run the federal government, your corn would never get planted and your cows would be long gone.
Letter: ‘Save the family farm’ failed
Farmers are now an “entitled” class.
Letter: Farmers lose profits on mega crop production
I know of only one group that is advising dairy farmers to cut production in order to sustain that prosperity.
Letter: American democracy in dangerous decline
Rome didn’t fall because its Social Security payments were too high. Rome fell because there was no Social Security.
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