May 14, 2024
Being late for dinner or a meeting is one thing, but late farm operations can have significant economic consequences...


March 15, 2024
Here we are — in the throngs of March Madness. I was never much of a basketball player in high school, being too slow and prone to fouling...


Feb. 5, 2024
MOMENTUM is a wonderful thing. We’ve all seen how positive momentum can bring something or someone from the dregs of defeat or extinction to the top of the hill by merely exerting a little positive energy that, over time, manifests itself into a lot of positive energy...


Dec. 28, 2023
A little over eight years ago, my wife and I moved from an old, large farmhouse to our current, modestly built ranch home in Small Town, U.S.A...


Nov. 7, 2023
Unlike doing an article on a specific farm or designated topic, the forage world is my grocery store candy aisle from which to pick topics for this column...


Aug. 14, 2023
It was 1974 when the Burger King franchise broke out its “Have it your way” campaign...


May 2, 2023
Choices: We make them every day. Some seem big, others less significant, but only time can truly measure the magnitude of choice outcomes...


March 30, 2023
For those in the business of food production, extreme weather events seem to stick to our brains like a tick on a long-haired dog. We just don’t forget . . . ever...


Feb. 1, 2023
Winter offers a lot of time for reflection, and for the editor of a hay and forage magazine, a lot of that thinking is devoted to . . . well . . . hay and forage, at least until baseball season starts...


Jan. 1, 2023
There was a day not too long ago when potash (0-0-60/62) fertilizer would cost a farmer far less than $400 per ton. In fact, for the entirety of 2019 and 2020, potash sat below that historically low p...