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Of all the daily chores my father performed on the southern Illinois dairy farm of my youth, the most vital to me each winter morning was his …

No one was shocked recently when the General Accountability Office (GAO) announced the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) had overpaid farm…

Oats have been said to be a Scots crop. Oatmeal was our farmhouse habit, if more truthfully it was a religion. Our father consumed oatmeal eve…

Have you found yourself looking for a comfortable winter coat that is sustainably produced? A warm coat that is perfect for formal events, pro…

This Christmas morning, as the children gather round the tree, they’ll bypass the piles of presents in favor of an envelope tucked near the tr…

My dining table is a family relic, one I have gathered around my entire life. At parties, my siblings and I still crowd so close together we c…

It’s an ever more uncomfortable fact for journalists like me that 67 percent of today’s media-consuming Americans do not have one paid-for sub…

We all know a few people who think of themselves as the smartest person in the room. We also know a handful of people who actually are the sma…

The White House’s latest effort to tackle the difficult problem of suicide among the military and veterans may be the comprehensive approach t…

Not many people or events lead both the New York Times and CBS’s 60 Minutes television broadcast on the same day. The still-building mess at m…

In a galaxy far, far away (well, Sparta, Wisconsin), I entered the city’s local history museum, much to the chagrin of my children.

His name was Lyndon, pastor to the Liberty Corners Methodist kirk at the corner of County Trunk J and Old Amish Road. I was newly out of the s…