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Clutivating Americans' Farming Knowledge

December 12, 2014 Know the difference between a Holstein and a Hereford? You’re in rare company. According to a new survey, nearly three in four Americans admit that they know “very little or nothing” about farming. more »»

Slices of Life - AM or PM

December 5, 2014 “Does anybody really know what time it is? Does anybody really care?” The idea of time and running late have been an issue since at least 1969 when the band, Chicago, sang this snappy tune. more »»

Unfinished Business

December 5, 2014 During the tugs of war that crop up in Washington during political debates and policymaking, it’s not surprising the act of legislating has often been compared to the art of sausage making. more »»

Slices of Life - Reader feedback of the best kind

November 26, 2014 It’s not uncommon for readers to contact me and share their thoughts. Their opinions can often be categorized one of two ways: love or hate. They either love a particular column, or they hate it. more »»

Adoption Secures the Blessings of Hope, Home

November 26, 2014 There’s no place like home. During this season of thanksgiving, celebrating life’s blessings with family and friends offers Americans a time-treasured ritual observed for generations. more »»

Newspapers take center stage during holiday shopping season

November 26, 2014 There is only one question on the minds of retailers and advertisers for the next two months what is the best way to reach consumers? The answer this year, as it has for many years prior, is... more »»

Paid Leave or Paid Vacation?

November 21, 2014 The old saying is, there’s strength in numbers. more »»

We Want Veterans to Make Iowa Their Home

November 21, 2014 In 2007, the Iowa Senate established a Veterans Affairs Committee, which has since approved wide-ranging initiatives to help veterans, service members and their families. more »»

Slices of Life - Dear diary

November 14, 2014 Dear Diary, I used to write in you each night before going to bed. You were like a best friend forever except you’d never talk behind my back or give out my locker combination. more »»

Q&A: Savings & Security

November 14, 2014 Q: What is National Save for Retirement Week? A: Hard-working families who are hard-pressed to pay the bills and make ends meet may feel that putting away money for retirement is a luxury they can’... more »»

Civic Duty Requires More

November 14, 2014 Democracy is key to the American experience. You have the right to vote, and most of you exercise that right. This gives us equal say when choosing the persons to best represent our interests. more »»

In Iowa's Interest: Focus on Safety & Health of Farm Families

November 7, 2014 Tens of thousands of Iowans are pushing to harvest huge quantities of food, feed, and energy in a short time. more »»

Slices of Life - Our new garage door

November 7, 2014 Our garage door was on its last legs - or better put, its last hinge. more »»

Q&A: Free Speech Fosters Free Elections

November 7, 2014 Q: What are the five essential freedoms of the First Amendment? A: During the ordinary grind of everyday life, Americans may become complacent about the core principles of our democracy that... more »»

Tax dodging new form of corporate abuse

November 7, 2014 Big corporations have been trying to push farmers around since the 19th century. more »»

Letter to the Editor: I support Ernst

October 31, 2014 Dear Editor: President Obama recently said, “I am not on the ballot this fall. But make no mistake: [my] policies are on the ballot. Every single one of them. more »»

Slices of Life - And a B-lister...

October 31, 2014 And so on. A. I make lists. B. I compose lists. C. I put lists together. D. I enlist lists. My daily to-do directions tell me what to do. more »»

Letter to the Editor: Some would call it socialism

October 31, 2014 Dear Editor, Just a quick note on some issues in the upcoming election on the Minimum wag. more »»

Iowa Stands Out for Jobs and Business Climate

October 31, 2014 In April of this year, Iowa Premium Beef received $4 million in state tax credits. The $4 million is from the High Quality Jobs Program administered by the Iowa Economic Development Authorit. more »»

Letter to the Editor: Pork Month

October 24, 2014 Dear Editor: As a pork producer in Tama County, I am proud to let everyone know that October is Pork mont. more »»



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