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Agriculture across the pond

January 24, 2020

Although farmers and ranchers in the U.S. have been feeling like they are being bombarded by fake news and misinformation, they aren’t suffering as much as their counterparts across the pond. Every once in a...


Dronegate

January 3, 2020

Last week I was mildly annoyed when I read about the mysterious drone activity over Colorado, and the fact that nobody was taking responsibility for the unmanned aerial vehicles. This week, I’m downright angry over...


Wake me up when it’s 2020

December 31, 2019

As I write this it is not quite 2020, but I think many of us would like to put 2019 in the rearview mirror. The weather, trade relations, prices all combined to make for a...


Christmas past

December 6, 2019

Because my father was a shepherd and my mother was a registered nurse, there was not a whole lot of extra money around at Christmas. Most of the time, we knew what we were going...


Oh ‘deer’ season

November 15, 2019

It’s deer hunting season in the Midwest and, as usual, there are going to be people who do goof ball things. Saw this headline in the Grand Forks Herald recently and had to chuckle: “Man...


Truth about fake meat

November 11, 2019

I know I write a lot about fake meat, but it just irritates me because people think it is made from veggies and is healthier than real 100 percent meat. Well, it seems we real...


Early winter in North Dakota

October 14, 2019

Well looks like children in North Dakota will be trick or treating in their snowsuits again this year. The state is getting inundated with snow and it is far from the official start of winter....


Blowin’ in the wind

October 7, 2019

Build wind turbines to generate cheap, environmentally friendly energy, they said. I have always said that building transporting and erecting wind turbines takes a heck of a lot of energy. And, it’s been reported many...


Talk show host suggests eating less meat

September 23, 2019

I was disappointed to learn last week that celebrity talk show host Ellen DeGeneres was touting a meatless diet on social media. Here is a clip in case you missed it https://www.facebook.com/watch/?v=362627371292200. I am disappointed...


Time to move to ND

August 16, 2019

You know, folks, North Dakota, where I lived most of my life, may hit 40 degrees below zero in the winter with 50-plus mph winds. That means people spend most of their winters shoveling snow....


Confessions of a meat lover

August 12, 2019

As you may notice, we don’t typically run stories about animal activist’s actions in our magazine. Yes, I write about it quite a bit in my Editor’s Note but that’s because I can. The reason...


Diet and exercise

July 15, 2019

Lately I’ve been feeling like I’m a little overweight. I don’t need the bathroom scale to tell me if I’ve gained weight, I just know it when my clothes start to get too snug. So...


Hey sports fans

July 5, 2019

Seems like I woke up one day and everyone was a soccer fan. I don’t mind watching soccer, especially when my grandkids are playing. I know myself and many others will be watching to see...


Backyard poultry

June 17, 2019

The latest news from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is that 279 people from 41 states have become ill from Salmonella after touching poultry or their environment. Forty of those people had to...


Another covert operation

June 7, 2019

Animal activist’s, namely Animal Recovery Mission, have been busy lately. But I think they’ve overstepped their bounds on their latest video showing animal abuse at Fair Oaks Farms in northern Indiana, a supplier for fairlife...


In memorial

May 24, 2019

I know many people are taking advantage of the Memorial Day weekend as three days of fun, camping, fishing, hiking, barbequing, shopping for Memorial Day bargains or just taking it easy. But I hope everyone...


When disaster strikes

March 15, 2019

Mother Nature really hit farming country hard and she did it on Ag Day. The Fence Post and my own Facebook pages were loaded with scary stories and even scarier photos of snow, wind, flood...


Stop the world I want to get off

October 26, 2018

Where to start? That is the question I am asking myself as I sit down to write this week’s editor’s note. It was a weird, newsy week and there is so much to discuss. First...


Don’t get mired in political nastiness

October 19, 2018

When I started writing this Editor’s Note, I was going to complain about politics and to write that I would be so happy once the election was over. Then I read an obituary from a...


Hurricane Michael brings death and devastation

October 14, 2018

I have been watching and reading about the damage caused by Hurricane Michael, as I’m sure many of you have been. The fact that at least 11 people have died as a result of that...