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"Last year at this time, when we already were watching the U.S. Drought Monitor turn redder and redder every week, we would have danced with joy to see even one of the storms we've had this year. But right now, at this minute, can it please stop?"
“People in cities may forget the soil for as long as 100 years, but Mother Nature’s memory is long, and she will not let them forget indefinitely."
Every walk with Nova is a new adventure and provides me with not only cardio exercise, but also training in patience and sometimes, resistance work.
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Modern ag really is a big tent, and there's room inside for many kinds of farming operations.
Late-winter blizzards are most cruel, Mychal Wilmes says.
Knowing that it soon will be gardening season has helped get me through the ice, snow, rain, hail and wind that has been the reality of the past two weeks of northern Plains living.
In regard to farmland, parents often feel pretty sure they know who would keep and who would sell land. Their observations are based on how children have valued money in the past and how they spend money in the present and the future generation. They may also assess spousal influences and other family-related issues.
"To help our nation thrive in the wake of the pandemic, we need rural communities filled with jobs, businesses, good housing and opportunities for growth," Colleen Landkamer writes. "That is where small and midsize meat processors can help uplift rural economies."
Mychal Wilmes found his dad to be as relaxed as he ever was when he was sitting on the porch cutting seed potatoes.

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"I think this one could have been way worse, for a number of reasons."
"I respect differences and diversity. I celebrate modern agriculture, close to home and those farming far from the fields I know."
Mychal Wilmes explains the arguments in his home about what to keep and what to throw and times when it was better to come clean with the truth than to cover it up.

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