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What Do You Want To Be When You Grow Up, Lesa?

There has been much attention given to women in agriculture lately. For the past fifty years, I have been a woman in agriculture and my paternal grandmother was a dairy farmer too. 695 more words


Why is it so difficult to raise sheep?

This was the first question posed to me after my speaking engagement with Farm Service Agency personnel in Kansas City on July 15.  It was after the fact because it wasn’t pertinent to my purpose of being there and we had a limited time frame.   1,965 more words


LIVES introduces new technologies for rural smallholder dairy farmers

Written by Solomon Gizaw and Beamlak Tesfaye

The recent introduction of simple technologies will help increase the incomes of smallholder farmers, promote food security and safety, and lighten the workload of… 456 more words


Home on the range

With the grass, cattle and big sky, you could be forgiven for momentarily thinking that I had a swift trip yesterday to the American West. The more prosaic truth is that this is part of the extensive grassland area at the Thurrock Thameside Nature Park which is slowly emerging from the reclamation of a former landfill waste disposal site. 18 more words


When hotwire isn't so hot

After chasing three bull calves back through the fence over the course of the evening, and watching them practically stroll back under the hotwire, I decided I should test it myself. 177 more words

Here's what has the Fed worried

Even though the job market has been picking up, the Federal Reserve is still worried about the specter of deflation — a period of falling prices. 370 more words


Stories From Amos: Bringing Up Baby Part VIII

The deputy checked for a pulse. Curtis was alive, but only barely, and an ambulance was summoned to the scene. 

“The ambulance is on its way,” he said to Doc, “either put him down, or we need him moved into a pen to keep everybody safe.” 1,441 more words