Herd Check

The LEBOR Battle

Unfortunately, now is not a time to be very proud of my home state. In recent-ish news (sorry for the delay guys!) Toledo citizens passed the Lake Erie Bill of Rights (LEBOR) in a special election. The agricultural implications and impact reached far in wide. So far in fact, I heard a speaker address the…

Herd Check

No Farm Bill for 2018

Per my last article, we know that the September 30th deadline to pass the 2018 Farm Bill has passed us by. That means, despite the urgent efforts by the American Farm Bureau and other organizations and private agricultural companies, there will be absolutely no bill for this year. Lucky us. And what was this defining…

Rural Legend

Consumerism, Materialism, and Ag Criticism

Editor’s note: Chances are you’ve encountered these kinds of arguments yourself. I’ve included lots of links in this article for your reference!  I absolutely adore certain kinds of self-described “environmentalists” “vegan activists” and (insert various cause here) “advocates.” The issue I take with this particular crowd is that, when you look at their lives, you’ll…

Lifestyle

What every farmer has….

I love going to ag conventions, livestock shows, rodeos, meetings – you name it! There’s something to energizing about being surrounded by the ag community. Not only are our lifestyles and values very similar, but we’ve also have the tokens to prove it! Take a moment and think about all the ag-related stuff that you’ve…