To say farmers are feeling the pinch of poor crop prices would be a bit of an understatement. Grain prices are hitting rock bottom while inputs and operating costs remain largely unchanged. Beef prices haven’t kept pace with cattle prices and milk producers are facing record low payouts for their product. For farm families across … More Trade Vital to Rebound of Ag Markets
We are in the homestretch of a year-long primary battle between our incumbent Congressmen, Tim Huelskamp, Republican, and his challenger, Dr. Roger Marshall. This race has taken on a life of its own, garnering outside money, attention and headlines. I have spoken with several reporters about the race – some as far away as Washington, … More Politics Hits Home
Note: This is a letter to the editor I authored in support of Dr. Roger Marshall, who is challenging incumbent Republican Tim Huelskamp. While I normally do not use this blog for political purposes, I am sharing this to demonstrate my support for Dr. Marshall’s campaign and efforts to help the state of Kansas earn back … More Marshall for Kansas 1st District
Author’s Note: I must preface this article by emphasizing that this is in no way an endorsement of Donald Trump in his bid for the presidency. It is, however, a study of his ability to attract and ignite new voters. In July 2015, Trump declared his candidacy for president of the United States while at the same … More Taking a Note From the Trump Campaign
We had a group of young people visit the farm Thursday. This was a unique group as it was comprised of local and Northern Ireland teens, all participants in the Ulster Project and all excited to see a farm up close, although some enthusiasm as dampened by the 100-plus-degree heat. (It rarely gets above 80 degrees … More Ulster Project Pays a Visit
On this 4th of July weekend, Americans celebrate their freedoms. Freedom from the oppressive rule, freedom from taxation without representation and freedom from laws that limit personal rights and the ability to pursue individual passions. But as this country celebrates life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness, it also flirts with the idea of limiting … More The Freedom to Chose
Most wheat harvests take about a week. It’s a long, intense week that starts mid-morning and runs well past sundown for five to six days in a row, but it doesn’t stop, take breaks or run on for weeks at a time. But #WheatHarvest16 has been a very different type of harvest. This year the combines … More #WheatHarvest16: What Is a Bushel?