For the past six weeks, Pat and I have been trying to burn some pasture at our Coyote Run Farm. Finally, on Easter Sunday, we were able to get the job done. The Easter holiday seemed like a terrible day
In the 1980s, my brother, sister, and I participated in a federal nutrition program. My parents scrambled to continue to farm. Our bank had failed. The family was in crisis. I assumed I’d have to sell my horse and mule
You might not realize health care is a critical issue for farmers if you have only been reading the agriculture press headlines this year. Tax reform—especially the estate tax, Waters of the United States (WOTUS), and trade policy remained in
The issue of water quality continues to increase in political importance. Candidates, on both sides of the aisle, from areas rural and urban, are running on platforms of water quality. Two Republicans, Craig Lang and Ray Gaesser, are currently running
As I mentioned in my last post, tax reform will be an issue to watch in 2018. The legislation enacted in late 2017 has many agricultural producers, attorneys, accountants and other industry professionals quickly working to learn about potential impacts
My dad didn’t farm like my grandpa, and I don’t farm like my dad. For five generations, my family has been changing how we farm in Iowa and I fully expect the next five generations to keep changing as well.