Category Archives: government

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

Posted in agchat, agriculture, family, food, government, livestock care, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 8 Comments

Missouri to Vote on Right to Farm Legislation

Since I farm in Missouri and there is a proposed constitutional amendment to the state’s constitution, friends have asked me about resources on the proposition that appears on Tuesday’s ballot. I encourage everyone to look into the topic and I … Continue reading

Posted in Farm Bureau, government, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 5 Comments

“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

Posted in agchat, education, family, food, government, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

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

Posted in agchat, agriculture, food, government, weather | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | 11 Comments

I’m Not Paying Your Bills For You Mom!

Earlier today I was looking through my Facebook page while waiting on one of my kids and I saw a friend had posted the following:  “The treasury secretary has now asked Congress to raise the debt limit for borrowing more … Continue reading

Posted in agchat, agriculture, family, government | Tagged , , , , , , , | 5 Comments

Does Your Child Fit the ‘One Size Fits All’ Lunch Program?

This past week my kids started school.  Neither one of my kids were ready to go to school; our son prefers helping his dad on the farm to sitting in a classroom all day.  I think that is pretty typical … Continue reading

Posted in agriculture, education, education, family, food, government | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 31 Comments

Department of Labor Pulls the Proposed Child Labor Regulations

Tonight I received some news that made my day!  The kids and I were taking care of our cattle when I glanced down at my phone because I had a message.   I had to do a double take when I read the … Continue reading

Posted in agchat, agriculture, education, education, family, Farm Bureau, FFA, food, government | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 5 Comments