If you’ve ever butchered anything from a rabbit to a hog — and butchered is the right word, not the bleached “harvested” — you know there will…

Every Memorial Day, my long-time friend David would honor both his family and fellow Vietnam War veterans with a visit to his hometown cemeter…

A New York Times article on May 14, 2020, noted that Iowa hog farmers are estimated to euthanize 600,000 hogs in the following six weeks while…

Wisconsin’s 3rd Congressional District is home to over 18,000 farms, and as a result of the COVID-19 outbreak, most of them are in a crisis. N…

For over a month now, nearly anyone who can lift a fork has asked what the “new normal” in American agriculture will be after COVID-19 loosens…

Before we take the next unsteady step into a very different future, let’s make sure it’s a step up the ladder and not a step off the plank.

From social media threads to the daily news to overheard conversations in the grocery store, it is clear that many Americans are worried. For …

Over the past month, Minnesota and our country overall have been focusing on two co-occurring crises: the COVID-19 public health emergency and…

My father wasn’t a stoic. Instead, his temperament was one of acceptance. He simply accepted the fact that he wasn’t in complete control of mo…

February is a paradox. Leap Year or not, it’s the shortest month of the year, yet it always feels like the longest month of winter. Endless gr…

In just one, unwelcome week in America, the coronavirus drained $3.6 trillion from the stock market, clipped Apple shareholders for $220 billi…

If you’re a farmer or rancher, you might be in for a bad day when you open your Monday morning email and five of the six headlines sent by an …