Hold Onto Your Hat!

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I’ve done a lot of traveling in my day, but never spent much time in Chicago – “The Windy City” – other than a quick layover in O’Hare. I have, however, spent many, many years in Nebraska. When I moved back home after living in Denver for two years, I recall thinking, “I don’t remember Nebraska being this windy!” But …

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The Great American Wheat Harvest film will make its television premiere on WQPT (Quad Citiies PBS) on Feb. 3 at 7:00PM. The True Source Honey Certification Program applauds special agents with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s Homeland Security Investigations, and officers with U.S. Customs and Border Protection, for the announcement that they have seized significant amounts of illegal honey in …

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broadhead announces significant additions to its creative department: Amanda Ward, Laura Coyle, Lauren Eggert, Angie Grossman; and Chris Strohmeyer has been promoted. Potato D.C. Fly-In Registration Rates Increase and Room Block Expires This Week – Act Now! Verdesian Life Sciences has named two international crop health industry veterans to manage the company’s product development and marketing in the Asia/Pacific and …

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Into the Icebox

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I’ve written before about ice hooks: In the early 1900s, folks would use this tool to “harvest” blocks of ice from ponds, wrap them in straw or sawdust to keep the ice as long as possible, and store them in an insulated building. They’d later pop one of those blocks in the icebox to keep food from spoiling … this …

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Mahindra USA announces the opening of its new Midwest Authorized Distribution Center in mid-February 2015 that will serve a six state area to meet the increasing demand for Mahindra products. FMC Agricultural Solutions has promoted Bob West to strategic accounts manager. NEW short-term findings from a study by Dr. David Katz and his colleagues at the Yale-Griffin Prevention Research Center …

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Look for a celebration of local Vermont food via the 4th Annual Capital Cook-Off, an Iron Chef-style cooking competition highlighting an exciting secret ingredient; and a Buy Local Market featuring locally made Vermont products. Peterson Farms of Loretto, Ky., has been named the winner of the 2015 Top Producer of the Year award. NCGA announced the 16 winners of the …

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Waiting for a Thaw

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It’s winter. It’s Nebraska. It’s just plain cold. And it seems as though everything is frozen: my fingers, the pond where the cows drink from, the cat’s water bowl and the lake. The ducks are circled around the last remaining water here in this picture … and the kids asked when we could go swimming! I told them unless you …

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The View From Here

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Today Aunt Jeanette writes: Several weeks ago Dan was at a board meeting in San Antonio, Texas. He sent a text to me while he was on the San Antonio River Walk. It was a gorgeous day there. Unfortunately, our weather had changed – it was cold and WINDY! As the texts went back and forth between us, he asked …

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I’m on the Top of the World

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Today, Aunt Jeanette writes: Okay, I have to confess, I am not really the one looking down. I do not like high places. I don’t think I am afraid, but I would rather have my feet on the ground. The one exception is that I love to fly. I am entranced by the view from an airplane window. I would …

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Oh, the irony!

Melissa Sandfort

When ZimmComm gave me the creative liberty back in 2010 to write a weekly column on AgWired, I began to brainstorm ideas for a “category title” for my posts. I knew I wanted it to be about agriculture and the life of a farm girl, back on the farm. That day, I took a walk … and thus the brainchild …

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