hear it time after time: “I can’t get away” or “I don’t have the time” or "I don’t have anyone I can trust to watch over things.”
Jacobs’s story left us with a number of tools needed to develop an optimistic mindset that can lead to success on the farm, along with tips on building a vibrant community.
Today I’m thankful for extra boots on the ground. Extra boots are symbolic of all the friends and family that surrounded us with our daughter Skye’s first rib resection surgery and carried us with prayer, food, flowers and words of encouragement. We’re pleased to announce she’s healing quite…
“I didn’t even know we were missing the check, and that was a red flag."
Strong commodity prices are holding up the agricultural economy in many parts of the country, but experts from the Kansas City Federal Reserve say producers in their district need some consistent rainfall in 2023.
Friends ask me all the time how Dad is doing. I really struggle with my reply because there is no good answer.
"Who knows what 2023 will hold for us. The weather is something we cannot do anything about but has everything to do with success and failure."
Well, the Boss Man and our new pup Pippy have become best buds, and the little one has settled in really well to ranch life. She’s already getting accustomed to regular baths which I feel is a ranch dog must.
“The first thing I tell people is I’m sick and tired of going to other people’s funerals out here that I could have prevented."
“Ahoj” from Brichacek Farms. I hope you all had a very merry Christmas and great start to the New Year! Most of all, I hope you all were able to make it through the terrible cold front that hung around for way too long last week.
Welcome to 2023, I think. All the days here seem to be running together as one big wintery bliss.
The family is working to turn the Manning farm boy’s memory into an inspiration for public-mindedness.
"My wish for each of you is not for a successful year. ... That is all out of our hands."
Severe weather in 2022 damaged many windbreaks, trees, and man-made structures that cattle need during the winter.
I don’t know what the manger looked like, but I do know what it looks like in my mind: crude, rough and meager, not the place you would expect the King of the World to be born.
All the work to try and move snow on our road is done by the three ranches that are on the road, and even the big four-wheel drive tractors have been struggling.
“My opinion of this is that it should have been done 15 years ago or 20,” said Lynn Goossen, a farmer from Colby who serves on the Kansas Water Authority and the board of the groundwater management district in northwest Kansas.
The EU is losing over 800 farms a day, but the focus is on climate change, organic production, deforestation and food security. Columnist Jaclyn Wilson relays her experience from abroad.
The winter forecast for the central Plains isn’t ideal for moisture.
There once was “The Turkey That Wouldn’t Cook,” the first Thanksgiving turkey I ever baked myself, in 1985, the year we got married.
The cost of fencing has gone sky high. As for the price of insulators, let’s just say I make a much greater effort to locate them when they are knocked off the post.
Researchers in Nebraska have made a discovery that may help prevent pinkeye in cattle.
The U.S. Senate, with volatile gasoline prices top of mind, is inching toward a bipartisan solution to a years-long push for year-round sales of ethanol blends of 15% or more.
"Santa’s Christmas budget was oddly tied to the commodities market and the amount of rainfall Northeast Kansas received."