A Few Tough Decisions

I am extremely excited for you all to see the Oct. 21 edition of Agweek. We have put together a dynamite, well-rounded package about the aftermath of the early October blizzard that pummeled the western Dakotas. Want to know how ranchers are able to push forward and cope with the stress? How the government shutdown…
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A Strange Tale (or Tail)

A picture of some really adorable, fuzzy piglets prompted a discussion about childhood pets in the office this morning. While a copy editor and the special publications manager talked about the pigs and sheep their families raised, I thought about the otters, badger, birds, ferrets, snakes, turtles and lizards that my dad kept as pets…
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A Disappointing Twist

I was out of the office a few days this week and missed a couple things — a potluck farewell to a longtime employee of Forum Communications Co. (which owns Agweek), a get together for another valued and retiring employee, and a couple company meetings. Oh yea, and the government shut down. In reality, the…
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A Final Opportunity

Tomorrow is my final chance to make it to the farmers market in Grand Forks, N.D., this season. Will I make it? I don’t know. Plans for 9 a.m. on Saturdays usually work out better in theory than in practice. I did get the chance to check out the farmers market in Madison, Wis., this…
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A Bee Blog

I cleaned the outside of my windows and glass balcony doors in my apartment recently and had to grapple with a few stubborn and fearless bees that came by to check out how my project was coming along. If anyone saw my undertaking from afar, it surely looked hilarious. My plan of attack for dealing…
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