Category Archives: Farm Families

Thought of the Week

  “Not everybody is lucky enough to be a farmer.” -Jim Wylie to his Great-Grandson James Advertisements

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Dirty Jeans

So, I’ve been hearing about people who are willing to pay big money for “real” dirty jeans. Have I got a deal for you… These jeans are authentic.  They’re made by Lee, a well known old brand of Western wear.  … Continue reading

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Update from Farmer Todd

Here’s a newsy update from Palouse farmer, Todd Strader.  You will remember Todd’s profile, published in November, 2013.  He always writes interesting updates… We have 218 acres of soft white winter wheat this year.  The wheat was no-tilled in mid-September, … Continue reading

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Farmers & Ranchers Are…

We know that farmers and ranchers are many things – hardworking, self motivated, family oriented, living on the land.  There’s more, though, and here is a short list:  Farmers and ranchers are innovative.  They attend meetings to learn new practices, … Continue reading

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Thought of the Week

“Write it on your heart that every day is the best day in the year.” -Ralph Waldo Emerson

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Thought of the Week

When you work hard and tell the truth, things work out best. -Emory Shahan

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America’s Farmers and Ranchers

Farm and ranch families make up less than 2% of the U.S. population.  They are diverse, growing conventional, biotech and organic crops.  They raise traditional and specialized livestock for meat, milk and eggs.  Whether their businesses are big or small, … Continue reading

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Thought of the Week

Careful is the naked man climbing a barbed wire fence.  Of course if you’re a naked man climbing a barbed wire fence, it’s a little late for caution!

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#27 Pinto the BlogDog – You Say Placenta, I Say Deliciousness!

It’s that time of year again!  Placentas!  Placentas!  Placentas everywhere!  When a mamma ewe has her darling little lambys, after they are all delivered safely, the attendant (read: M’Lady) knows that delivery is finished when the ewe finally passes her placenta.  It’s … Continue reading

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Washington’s Fabulous Potatoes

Sure, I live in Idaho, the state of famous potatoes.  But our next door neighbor grows massive amounts of potatoes, too.  In fact, Washington has been declared to have “the world’s most productive potato fields.” About 250 Washington farms produced … Continue reading

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