RURAL REFLECTIONS Finally
I started writing Rural Reflections in November of 2000 when it first appeared in the Yesteryears section of the Sunday Grand Forks Herald. I moved to the Northern Watch newspaper in 2007. I began my ... Posted on 3/23/15 at 7:41 AM
THIS WOMAN WRITES Homeland: The Story of This Painting
The story of the painting, Homeland 1, by Steve Henderson, at Start Your Week with Steve:
Some of those old sayings get uttered so much, we no longer hear what they're saying,
"Home is where the h... Posted on 4/22/14 at 1:27 PM
STAFF BLOG AG RIGHT Ag is mostly, but not only, about making money
Farming is first and foremost about making money. Earning as much profit as possible, in an environmentally prudent and sustainable way, is the driving factor in modern agriculture. If you live in a f... Posted on 8/12/13 at 11:35 AM
AMY'S RANCH SLANTS Memorial Day at the Pringle Cemetery
This past week my husband and I spent a few hours doing some community service at the Pringle Cemetery helping mow, weed eat, and clean up trash around the headstones.
Like a lot of small rural to... Posted on 5/24/12 at 8:00 PM
WASHINGTON — In his first major speech since the election, Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack on Dec. 6 directly addressed Republican criticism of the Obama administration during the election campaign, and said that leaders in rural America need to take on a “new attitude” that replaces “trying to preserve what we’ve got” with “a growth mindset.”
WASHINGTON — The Justice Department will continue to advise the Agriculture Department on the USDA Grain Inspection, Packers and Stockyards Administration’s rewrite of the rule governing the Packers and Stockyards Act, outgoing Assistant Attorney General Christine Varney said July 12.
OMAHA, Neb. — A recent development offers hope for Nebraska rural areas struggling with dwindling populations: A growing number of adults are returning to the hometowns they long ago left and helping to rejuvenate those local economies.
Rural areas in middle America are being hit particularly hard by what could be another dip into recession for the region, according to a survey of business leaders and supply managers in nine Midwest and Plains states released Tuesday.
A $7.3 million grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture has been approved for Earth Harvest Mills in Harvey, N.D., to increase production from 23 million pounds to 185 million pounds of flour per year.
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