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I fought the tree and the tree won
You know those safety messages that flood the media during the spring planting and fall harvest seasons? Farmers get in a hurry to put the crop in the ground after the snow melts and then get the crop...
4/29/13 at 7:09 PM The calm after the ice storm 4/16/13 at 5:07 PM
From one scoop to another 3/20/13 at 5:39 PM
Political notebook: Minnesota budget clash continues to grow
By Don Davis Gov. Mark Daytons budget proposal continues to play out in interesting ways, usually with Republicans strongly opposed and Democrats more mildly in support. Rep. Matt Dean, R-Dellwood, ...
2/4/13 at 11:11 AM Legislative notebook: GOP lays out complaints about Dayton tax plan 1/29/13 at 6:27 PM
Legislative notebook: Bickering begins early in session 1/10/13 at 6:13 PM
Autumn in Minnesota...with Two French Women at a Winery
The colors and crisp weather make the upper Midwest a land many ought to envy. Something about the air in the autumn makes me feel more alive.In addition, harvest time is a recognition of a summer wel...
10/5/12 at 8:31 AM Yangshuo: Grateful for Rain 4/23/11 at 12:33 PM
Yangshuo: Earth's Teeth 4/19/11 at 8:39 AM
Farm Bureau Endorses Schomacker
I am proud to receive the Minnesota Farm Bureau's Political Action Committee endorsement for State Representative this year. The endorsement is based on my support of the Farm Bureau's policies like r...
9/20/12 at 5:30 AM
Oh yes, I milked a cow
No matter how many times you've done things, there was always the first. Sometimes we remember the first time. Other times, it gets lost among the millions of experiences a person has in their lif...
6/18/12 at 11:04 AM What's your Top 10? 5/7/12 at 3:59 PM
Machine shed destroyed in storm 5/5/12 at 1:21 AM
Farming with BOOM and Obvious Spies Spying Obviously
Do you think farming needs more BOOM in it? If so, this marvelous little DuPont booklet on farming with dynamite may be for you! I don't think Farmville has a "dynamite" option yet, but I stopped pl...
8/16/11 at 6:00 AM
1940: Farm Safety Is Seriously Important
6/7/11 at 6:00 PM 1986: The Farm Crisis and Agricultural Stress 4/9/11 at 6:00 PM
1986: Photos from the Farm Crisis Meeting 3/29/11 at 6:00 PM
Weekend Finds: Minnesota Maple Syrup and Hand-Rolled Butter
Who would have thought that a favorite find at a food and wine event would be maple syrup? Oh, and butter, too. One of my first vendor stops at the 17th Annual Food and Wine Experience at Target Fiel...
3/6/11 at 1:22 AM Make your own Naan 2/6/11 at 1:01 AM
Pecan-Topped Gingersnap Cookies 12/11/10 at 7:00 AM