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The Battle against Late Blight, From the Irish Potato Famine to the New Millennium

While hard to believe, the Late Blight pathogen that caused the Irish potato famine in the 1840s and 1850s and caused the starvation deaths and forced migration of hundreds of thousands across Europe, is still a major concern in food production worldwide. 798 more words


Farming Is In Our Blood

Hello and welcome to this week’s Cow Tales! This week I am going to take you back to 1910 in Phoenix, Arizona.

Farming has been in our family for many generations. 155 more words


The Swiss Family Carlson goes to a Farm!!

Well, Swiss Family Carlson members H and Mom went to a farm. H’s Kindergarten class is studying “where our food comes from” for 6 weeks. Two weeks ago they went to a grocery store and looked at all the fruits and vegetables as well as the bakery area, butchery, and the shelves full of all the dry goods. 1,075 more words



Sexist, in

Title only

Before selfies

Were cool

Here’s a picture

Of me–as a teen

Tending baby chicks


CAFOs, family farms, and our unique way of life

The South Dakota Legislature has introduced three bills designed to chill citizens participation in local zoning decisions, make it easier for Confined Animal Feeding Operations (CAFOs) to get approval from County Boards of Adjustment, and remove the Family Farm Act restrictions to corporate ownership of hog operations. 748 more words

Legislative Update

Happy Birthday To You, Too, Mom

In the bitter cold of January, 1963, the pipes in the barn froze. My uncles built a fire outside and kept it stoked to thaw the ground in hopes this would help things. 884 more words

The new year never gets old

Party hat intact.
Celebrating New Year’s, still.
Someone needs coffee.