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To the Editor: The recent Guest Commentary by the Gasconade County Democratic Club inspired a few contrary thoughts in my mind and I thought I would share them. First: The Trump quote from 2011 … more
Enough about ice and snow. Hang with me as I tell of heifer sex. It’s a multi-million-dollar topic for Missouri farmers. For consumers it means better beef. The Show-Me-Select Replacement … more
No one should pay any attention to a Democrat who is promoting the impeachment of President Donald Trump unless they can say that they did not vote for Hillary Clinton in the last presidential … more
Trump proceeded to say that again on Fox News at least three more times. Of course, Obama did not start a war. But Trump does seem to have limited ability to negotiate and, as we have seen in the … more
Snow days don’t stop farmers from attending Extension meetings to learn new methods, I’ve learned. However, icy roads stop wise travelers. We’ve been tested big time lately. At … more
If anyone wants to see the results socialism has on a society it’s easy. Just look at countries who have tried it — China (since 1949), Cambodia (1975-1991), Cuba (since 1959), North … more
Winter meetings, a staple of Extension teaching, don’t get easier. Meetings are informative, invigorating and for farmers, profitable. But winter makes them difficult. Nasty weather … more
It’s easy to be pessimistic about life. Pessimism is safe and easy. And it’s all around us. It’s a well know fact that negative news gets attention — and sells more than just … more
Cattle and grass make big advantages for Missouri. We’re near the top in cow numbers. Probably tops on cows per-acre basis. We’ll never top No. 1 Texas. Missouri’s green hills were … more
It has been 15 days since my family gathered at our home after Christmas eve Mass and commemorated the birth of Christ with good food and the opening of presents. Our house will soon be back to … more
The fire has always been there, it is why our founders argued so much and fought so hard to prevent its eruption. It didn’t start in 2016. We are witnessing the culmination of the coup … more
To the Editor: Congratulations to Donald Trump! He can insure his re-election and punish Democrats at election time with a resounding victory for himself and Congress. He says his family is … more
To the Editor: In his TV show and also in his personal life Fred Rogers had the extraordinary ability to bring love and understanding to everyone he met personally and to those who watched his … more
The word for the day is “manure.” Look it up in your dictionary and you may be as surprised as I was to learn the meaning. I thought I knew. I’ve used it in ag journalism forever. I … more
The impeachment of President Donald Trump in December was inevitable. It was preordained, written in the stars and proclaimed by Democrats before any investigation or any evidence was presented. In … more
To the Editor: Following the theme of this past week’s editorial, I just wanted to say thanks for the interesting and entertaining articles you write each week. I have read the paper for … more
Farmers don’t get snow days when they can’t go to work. Dairy cows need milking at least twice a day. Beef cows need fed when pastures are covered in snow. But even farmers with … more
Tradition. Tradition. Tradition. America is full of them. Traditions give order to the world around us, especially now at Christmas time. Without traditions our lives would be…chaotic, and as … more
To the Editor: There’s a movie showing now that offers, by example, an antidote to what ails this country. It stars Tom Hanks as Fred Rogers or “Mr. Rogers” as many of us would … more
No dancing in the aisles at the sale barn Saturday at Palmyra. But, there was jubilation after 229 heifers averaged $2,017. Top price hit $3,000. This hit well above prior sales this fall. These … more
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