The tractors are safety stored away in the barn and the cows are munching away on veggies and corn stocks but that hasn’t allowed farmer hubs any downtime. The new year marks the official start of calving season for Sawyer Land & Cattle. Like most years, we’ve had a few momma cows jump the gun … More Calving season is here!
As 2016 came to a close, I found myself at my computer several times, attempting to summarize and reflect on the year that was. It was quite a year for the Sawyer family – kicked off with the birth of our second son, Owen, on Jan. 5 and accentuated with tough times on the farm, … More 2017: Adventure Awaits
The 2016 fall harvest has been one for the books. Between the continued rain, the drowned-out and then replanted soybeans and the milo that won’t dry down, it feels as if we may never put away the combine. Add to that the annual coming home of the cows, a process that requires hundreds of miles … More It Takes a Village to Run a Farm
Regardless of party affiliation, I think we can all agree that this election was an emotionally draining and complex series of events that had many different actors, aspects and potential outcomes. We struggled to make sense of people, opinions and polls. Many did not want to believe and even more made assumptions hoping they would … More The Day After – Why I voted Republican
When Times Get Tough, Farmers Keep Going My farmer husband started the day vaccinating calves that recently came home from a summer in the Kansas Flint Hills. He takes great pride in his animals and loves watching calves grow into great mommas and strong, lean steers. Today’s group of calves are big, beautiful animals that will, most likely, … More There is no Plan B
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