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  • Monday, September 14, 2020 9:01 AM
        On a warm or sometimes crisp, golden September day, I would rush off the bus from elementary school, change and head outside because it was silage-making time on our small dairy.
  • Monday, September 14, 2020 9:01 AM
        This morning, I made my every-other-day run with my 1998 GMC shop truck to the local implement store to fill the 120-gallon DEF tote so the fuel guzzling chopper could keep running.
  • Monday, September 14, 2020 9:00 AM
        The concept of the high fertility cycle has been proposed by Middleton, Fricke and others. The idea is that timely pregnancies in one lactation may lead to less body condition loss, fewer health issues, greater fertility and reduced pregnancy loss in the next lactation.
  • Monday, September 14, 2020 8:59 AM
        Our two sons sure had it good when they were growing up. For example, their mother chauffeured them to school every day in climate-controlled comfort.
  • Monday, September 14, 2020 8:59 AM
        Honored, excited, humbled – a few words to describe how I feel to be selected as the 67th Princess Kay of the Milky Way.
  • Monday, September 14, 2020 8:56 AM
        The United States Department of Agriculture announced an annual survey of farmers, ranchers and private forestland owners.
  • Monday, September 14, 2020 8:47 AM
        It’s that time of year. The warm, sunny, bee-filled days become cool, clear, fly-hugging nights. Fall is on the horizon and, as on many of our farms, this means we are chopping fourth crop alfalfa and corn silage.
  • Monday, September 14, 2020 8:45 AM
        Two weeks have passed since our daughter, Anna, married Kevin Skadahl. Thinking back on the wedding, I am hoping to remember the images and sounds. But I know as time goes on, I will lose track of the little things and have to resort to photos or refer to this column to recollect.
  • Monday, September 14, 2020 8:39 AM
        A while back, a friend shared a story about a visiting pastor who attended a mens breakfast in a farming community.
  • Monday, September 14, 2020 8:28 AM
    The Agriculture Department announced the August Federal order Class III benchmark milk price at $19.77 per hundredweight (cwt.), down $4.77 from July but still $2.17 above August 2019 and the highest August Class III since 2014.
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