Scientific evidence indicating benefits from Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) is mounting, contradictory to the long-held assumptions that ADHD limited the well-being and achievements of persons with the diagnosis.
As the days have grown warmer and daylight lingers longer, I think back to the summers of my childhood. These memories often include the toys we played with back then.
I recently had the chance to ride Amtrak’s legendary Southwest Chief from Chicago’s Union Station to Galesburg, Illinois, for a visit with the in-laws. The oversize windows on the double-deck Amtrak unit provided panoramic views of arguably some of the most-productive crop ground on the cont…
It was exciting to put our kindergarten son on the school bus for the first time.
As the big row-crop tractors take a breather from planter duties, utility and mid-range tractors start to swarm.
Dan stood at the gas pump and painfully watched the dollar amount go up as he filled his large tank. At the time he purchased his three-quarter ton pickup, he could justify the cost and size. He needed something heavy enough to tow a trailer loaded with equipment, pull anhydrous tanks, or lo…
There are stretches along I-80 in Iowa and Illinois where you can drive for miles and not spot a single acre of alfalfa — nothing but an immense sea of corn and beans stretching on seemingly forever.
For as long as I can remember, my dad has told the story about the divine sign giving him direction when he was young.
Stop for lunch at any country café across the Midwest, and you’re bound to find a parking lot packed with farm work trucks of every vintage and brand — Dodge 3500s, Ford 350s and Chevy 2500s to name a few.
John D. Rockton was born of humble circumstances in 1957. John D, as he was known to his friends, was ambitious and focused for as long as anyone could remember.
Agricultural production this year in Ukraine is likely to be hampered by the ongoing conflict with Russia. Forecasters already predict shortages of key crops around the world, especially wheat, corn and oilseeds.
We purchased a new car in September 2019. There were a few bugs during the first couple of months, but the dealer took good care of us. We are happy with the purchase.
With planting in high gear, you are spending a lot of time in the tractor cab — cruising along at speeds that would knock prior generations off their feet.
Jeff is a good fisherman and a good person. He is the prince of a friend everyone wishes for — honest, generous, funny, with clever left-field humor that endears him to everyone, and optimistic except when he fishes with my son Jon and me.
Each time I drive over a bridge, it reminds me of something one of my business mentors used to say: “How fast would you drive on a bridge if there were no guardrails?”
The U.S. Academy of Sciences released a report on Feb. 2 which indicated that mortality for U.S. adults is “steepest for white adults in rural areas who tend to be the least educated and have the lowest income, dramatically reversing the centuries-old pattern of lower mortality in the countr…
A quick look at the latest U.S. Drought Monitor map shows large swaths of the Midwest have adequate moisture. That bodes well for hay producers, along with hay tool makers and dealers.
Lying flat on his back, Steve waited for the air to flow back into his lungs. It was a cool, dark rainy night and the mud and water had soaked through his jeans and jacket. One minute he had been walking toward the barn and the next he found himself on the ground.
Once upon a time (think mid-’90s), yield monitoring and mapping created the coffee-shop buzz in the early days of precision ag. A few years later, hands-free auto-steering took off like a startled pheasant and for many producers was the first real taste of precision.
One of my favorite memories growing up was going to eat as a family for Mother’s Day. My uncle, aunt and two cousins joined my mom, dad and four sisters with my Grandma Bohr and headed to Dickey’s Prairie Home restaurant in Packwood, Iowa, to celebrate our mothers.
Where can you climb into the cabs of a dozen different tractors and combines, peer inside the chambers of a multitude of balers and get direct access to bountiful product experts who can answer all your questions — all without breaking a sweat?
An old man and a young man sat across the table from each other in a small diner. It had been an unusual day for both.
The (very old) story is told of a $20 bill and a $1 bill in the vault of a large bank.
It’s that squishy, messy time of year. Freeze and thaw. Slip and slog. When your chore boots need power washed every other day. And quaint farmsteads can quickly turn into quagmires.
This ongoing saga of a farm family dealing with alcoholism began in Farm and Ranch Life articles in October 2013. This is the twelfth report about Dan and Darla (not their real names) and their two children, a 15-year-old daughter and a 12-year-old son.