RSSFarm & Ranch Life
Recently I attended the wedding of a neighbor girl who grew up on a farm, and a local community boy. They were (well, still are) both superior athletes (she in high school and college volleyball and he in high school and as a lineman in an SEC football program), college educated and employed.
The world is vulnerable today in ways few people thought possible 40 years ago. People in developed countries like the U.S. may be all the more vulnerable because we are highly dependent on modern technology.
Everyone experiences a myriad of losses during a lifetime. Much of what I have learned about handling losses is from working with people professionally to help them through recovery.
Agriculture is essential to the survival of the world’s burgeoning population. While about half the populations of underdeveloped nations are farmers, less than 2 percent of the U.S. population and other highly developed nations are farmers.
On May 8, 1945, American military forces under the command of General George Patton freed southern Czechoslovakia from Nazi control during the latter part of WWII. The experiences of the Czech Republic over the past 100 years instruct today’s producers and consumers of agricultural goods abo…
The federal government has a long history of involvement in U.S. agriculture conservation programs, as well as other facets of production agriculture. Congress and various presidents, Republicans and Democrats, have had about equal say in the formation of the farmland conservation legislatio…
How farmers care for their land and animals are opinion-laden and emotionally sensitive subjects for nearly all farmers. Their feelings are understandable.
The 2015 crop year offers fewer certainties for farming outcomes than most – but not all – years in recent history. Is past history a reliable predictor of this year?
After the recent Farm and Ranch Life column on farm dogs, several readers let me know they felt their favorite animals – cats – were neglected. Does this mean cat aficionados want equal time with dog aficionados?
Few farm and ranch residents do not own a dog. My neighbors who raise livestock usually own one or more farm dogs.
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