Herd Check

Farm Bill Update

June 28, 2018- The Senate’s own version of the Farm Bill (as opposed to the House’s version which failed on its first vote) passed with an overwhelming 86-11 vote. The House also narrowly passed theirs on the second go-round by a 213-211 vote. Unlike the House, they were careful to avoid any changes to the SNAP…

Rural Legend

A legend for a new era

The horse world has been abuzz with the new champion our race industry has graced us with. In case you live under a rock, I’m referring to a 3-year-old colt named Justify, the 13th winner of the Triple Crown. Photo Credit Justify isn’t just a holder of the elusive title, he’s a truly magnificent beast…

Herd Check

The other white milk

As a goat person, this week is kind of a big deal. The third Saturday of every June, this great nation takes some time to honor and promote the little dairy producer that is sometimes forgotten in the Western world. Guessed what it is yet? It’s National Dairy Goat Awareness week! Most of us get…

Futures Market

Summer Internships

It’s a fact of college life. Most of us will have to do an internship at some point during our career. I’ve been there, done that. For some, this is an exciting challenge, for others, it evokes loud groans. From experience, I know the stress and pressure that can come with finding one, and the…