Category Archives: agchat

Wildfires Stir Emotion in the Flyover States

“The flyover states, nothing exciting ever happens there.  I can’t imagine anyone wanting to live down there.”  This statement came from a fellow passenger as I was flying from California to Missouri a while back.  I simply smiled and told the lady I … Continue reading

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Anxiety on the Farm & Jury Duty

When a livestock farmer is called for jury duty, anxiety sets in. This happened to my husband last night. Kevin came in from working at 9:30 p.m. and he found the letter requesting his presence at the county court house … Continue reading

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The Joy of Winter on the Farm

I love living on our farm and I’m glad my kids get to experience farm life.  The older they get the more they realize winter isn’t as much fun as it used to be.  Winters are normally long on the farm, … Continue reading

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The Wish of a Farmer

Many times I get asked what it’s like to live on a farm.  Sometimes it’s difficult to explain to others what it’s like, it’s hard to describe in words what is in my heart when it comes to farming.  I don’t feel like I can adequately describe … Continue reading

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“Let It Go” Parody Tells the EPA “That’s Enough,” Ditch the Rule!

My friends Andy & Kacey Clay farm in Central Missouri and they have been working really hard this spring on a very important project that will impact anyone who likes to eat.   The Clay’s are also the proud parents of three little … Continue reading

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Time to Ditch the Water Rule

My husband, Kevin, and I farm with his parents and brother.  We are the 5th generation of farmers in our family and we raise hogs, cattle, corn, soybeans, and rye.  We are also raising our children on our farm and … Continue reading

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PEDV – Here’s Your Sign!

I am pretty aggravated tonight so forgive me now if I am a little blunt in this post.  I’ve had a long day, and I know many other moms are feeling tired just like I am tonight.  When I came … Continue reading

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I’m Sorry We Don’t Have a Normal Life

Every once in a while Kevin will tell me, “I’m sorry we don’t have a normal family life.”  I always smile when he says that because I don’t think anyone has a ‘normal’ family life.  On days like today our … Continue reading

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The Food Knowledge Gap

This last week I heard someone talking about a recent hospital visit a family member had.  A nurse, who was providing care for the person, told them they needed to eat only organic food because it was healthier.  The nurse … Continue reading

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Farming Differences – It’s OK to be Different!

In the last two weeks I have had a couple of my farming friends contact me about some issues in agriculture.  The issues have been a little different but the overall theme was the same.  I was reluctant to write … Continue reading

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