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…

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…