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More or Less Winter

Winter is not my favorite season. It’s cold and gray and drab, most of the time. I find myself going through exercises to help it pass faster, like counting the days to the winter solstice and then once passed, reminding myself...

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The Time for Thanks

As I write this, it’s snowing outside my window. The flags on the flagpole are stiff in the wind pointing northwest, and I am thinking of those who are working in the cold despite it. Livestock farmers are breaking ice every day...

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Vying for Votes in Rural America

As presidential candidates’ screen-printed busses navigate the dusty back roads of America, rural voters now more than ever need to make sense of the political chaos that has taken over national headlines by researching...

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Top 5 Stories for Farmers to Tell in 2016

The average consumer today may be three to four generations removed from the farm, but they are far from indifferent when it comes to knowing how their food gets to the table. People want the facts about their food—and being...

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