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According to the USDA, 17 percent of principal farm operators plan to retire in the next five years. Another 53 percent of operators do not plan to retire and 30 percent don’t know. … more
A couple of weeks ago, I sat in my “mobile office” looking out the window after completing my morning farm chores. I paused to take in the beauty of the fresh snow that blanketed the … more
In 1988, Lamb Chop’s Sing-Along, Play-Along unveiled a four-line chorus, and just by those few words alone, you might already be experiencing hives, a rash or eye twitching from the memories … more
After three weeks of debate and negotiations, the Missouri legislature reauthorized targeted agricultural tax credits as part of a broad agriculture legislative package.  Most of the … more
If you ran out of gas, you used to have to hike to the nearest gas station, buy enough gas to get the car to the station, and carry it in a can back to the car. Now, with the miracle of cell phones, … more
Our FBI acquired Hunter Biden’s laptop in Dec. 2019, with Biden family influence peddling that harmed America. Hunter made 411 trips on AF2  from June 2009 to May 2014 to 29 foreign … more
Two Georgia hospitals were recently fined $1.1 million for failing to publish their prices. The facilities had also ignored letters from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services asking them to … more
Big Tech is strongly criticized in Congress these days, but it still has sway in Washington when it lobbies Congress to weaken the U.S. patent system. That’s bad news for … more
No matter your political leanings, nobody can deny that our lives rely on affordable and abundant energy. We need it for obvious things like fueling our cars and tractors, heating and cooling our … more
With the overturning of Roe vs. Wade, I have seen many posts on Facebook and news sites. I want to share my family’s story to add another perspective to the discussion. It has been tough to … more
A few weeks ago I wrote about setting deadfalls to control small predators from weasels to raccoons. Deadfalls sets are illegal and in this time of over-populations of the egg eaters that keep quail … more
As Yogi Berra, baseball’s preeminent wit and philosopher, would say, “It’s déjà vu all over again.” Fifteen years ago, I wrote in this space about an attempt … more
Sunday was 529 Day, a day meant to highlight the opportunities available in state 529 plans. MOST 529 is Missouri’s 529 education plan. Named after Section 529 in the IRS tax code … more
An interesting thing happened after Russia invaded Ukraine. Though U.S. standing in the world had taken a knock after the much-needed but chaotic withdrawal from Afghanistan, there was no question … more
 Congress continues to relentlessly push immigration policies that’ll make Black Americans poorer. That’s not their stated goal, of course. But that’ll nevertheless be the … more
The Civil Rights Movement was America’s greatest moral crusade, the culmination of years of determined citizen activism, leading to radical changes in the 1960s. And we didn’t just settle … more
 I discuss the topic of leadership a lot in our home. It is not much of a surprise as my wife and I have multiple combat tours between us. Together, we have over 40 years of collective military … more
It’s a cliché to say that everything’s connected. But we live in a world where this is clearly true. Ideas, goods, services, workers, tourists, commerce, communications, drugs, … more
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