Sunday, November 19, 2017

Ag Life

Farmers now have another option for health insurance

By Heather J. Carlson Post-Bulletin, Rochester, Minn. McClatchy-Tribune Information Services Rochester, Minn. — Frustrated by rising health insurance premiums, Pat Kreidermacher is among those pleased to see...

NESDEC offers grants to landlords for rental property improvements

GROW South Dakota Whether it is for a new roof or a new bathroom, landlords looking to improve their properties have a great opportunity. Rental...

Honda’s ‘Harley-like’ cruiser: Shadow Phantom

BY JOE MICHAUD Motor Matters In the early 1980s, Honda motorcycles wanted space in the cruiser market. At the time, cruisers were defined by Harley-Davidson's ubiquitous...

1981 Chrysler Cordoba: Low miles sealed the deal

By Vern Parker Motor Matters Ryland Tedeton's fondness of cars built by Chrysler was nurtured by his father, who favored Chrysler vehicles. Over the years, Tedeton...

Make good use of leftovers this holiday season

By Julie Garden-Robinson Food and Nutrition Specialist NDSU Extension Service As I peered in our refrigerator the other day, I noticed some small containers with dabs...

Resource for caregivers of Native American elders

SDSU Extension BROOKINGS — Native Americans have a rich culture that is important when addressing aging and caregiving. When working with Native American elders, Leacey...

Video: The collectible and playable Marx model train

Learn about a collectible and playable Marx model train at the James Valley Model Railroad Association. The association will have open houses every Saturday...

South Dakota Farmers Union celebrates the Beer ranch family

By Lura Roti South DakotaFarmers Union Pulling back a thick layer of crop residue with his bare hands, Mike Beer digs into the earth and holds...

The difficult process of making rare blue jewelry

BY TERRY AND KIM KOVEL Kovel's Antiques and Collecting Birds' feathers furnish the iridescent blue color on some antique Chinese jewelry. Gold-colored necklaces, earrings, pins and...

Current prices for antiques

Current prices are recorded from antiques shows, flea markets, sales and auctions throughout the United States. Prices vary in different locations because of local...

Photo Gallery: Shades of the sunrise

See what sunrises look like through different perspectives here.

Thinking About Health: Medicaid still a target for reform

By Trudy Lieberman Rural Health News Service What’s going to happen to health care now that Senate Republicans have failed to pass their bill, which would...

Enjoy the holiday season at McCrory Gardens

SDSU College of Agriculture and Biological Sciences BROOKINGS, S.D. - Join in the holiday fun at McCrory Gardens! "This holiday season, McCrory Gardens is offering something...

Thoughts from the cornfield

by Jane Green Special to the Farm Forum This past Saturday afternoon, I rode in the buddy seat of our combine keeping my ‘dearly beloved’ company...

Are you among the 1 in 3?

By Julie Garden-Robinson Food and Nutrition Specialist NDSU Extension Service An estimated 84 million Americans have this condition and 90 percent do not know they have...

Young entrepreneur credits 4-H for developing confidence in public speaking

By Lura Roti SDSU Extension/iGrow.org Carrots don't grow on vines like tomatoes, a fact all gardeners understand. Yet, if you've never pulled a carrot top, unlodging...

Pontiac Bonneville Convertible: Big cruiser from the ’60s

BY VERN PARKER Motor Matters Pontiac was building excitement back in 1965. Of the 802,000 Pontiacs manufactured that year, 21,050 were Bonneville convertible models. Toward the end...

2018 Volkswagen Tiguan: VW’s ‘trucklet’

BY SUE MEAD Motor Matters Volkswagen's midsize sport utility vehicle, the Tiguan, is updated with a longer wheelbase for 2018 and offers flexible seating for five...

South Dakota agricultural education and FFA history: Expansion after the early...

BY CLARK W. HANSON Professor Emeritus, Agricultural Education, South Dakota State University Author’s Note: To commemorate the passage of the Smith Hughes Act of 1917, I...

Turkey missing at first Thanksgiving dinner

BY TERRY AND KIM KOVEL Kovel's Antiques and Collecting Thinking about Thanksgiving dinner on Thursday? If you want to copy the menu used by the Pilgrims,...

Current prices for antiques

Current prices are recorded from antiques shows, flea markets, sales and auctions throughout the United States. Prices vary in different locations because of local...

Sixth-generation woman in agriculture earns Young Gun Award

By Victoria Lusk [email protected] Bailey Coats not only comes from a long line of teachers, but she's also the sixth generation to help farm her family's...

Photo Gallery: These boots are made for walking

It's time to pull out the boots, if you haven't already. Check out these photos of boots in different situations. Where have your boots...

Warm yourself with some soup

By Julie Garden-Robinson NDSU Extension Service Food and Nutrition Specialist “Mom, now my hands will smell like onions!” my older daughter said as she chopped a...

USDA invests $2.5 billion in rural electric infrastructure

U.S. Department of Agriculture WASHINGTON – On Nov. 2, Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue announced that USDA is investing $2.5 billion in rural electric infrastructure...

Designers keep evolving the design of the footstool

BY TERRY AND KIM KOVEL Kovel's Antiques and Collecting Footstools, also called footrests, are not a new idea, but there are many different types, shapes and...

1928 Model A: Drives family and grandkids

BY VERN PARKER Motor Matters After 19 years of producing 15 million vehicles, Henry Ford reluctantly shut down the Model T assembly line in May 1927....

Current prices for antiques

Current prices are recorded from antiques shows, flea markets, sales and auctions throughout the United States. Prices vary in different locations because of local...

Chevrolet: Celebrating 100 years of trucks

By Tim Spell Motor Matters Chevrolet is celebrating its 100th anniversary of building trucks. I recently spoke with design and marketing executives to highlight iconic past...

Photo Gallery: A look at harvest

See photos of harvest throughout the region.

Krueger: Friendly businesses keep ’em coming back

By Gerald Krueger Aberdeen The older we get the more we find ourselves gravitating toward friendly, kind, caring folks in business and in the health...

Blanket Buddies is the 2017-18 4-H Youth Council service project

SDSU Extension BROOKINGS — Blanket Buddies is the 2017-2018 South Dakota 4-H Youth Council's statewide community service project. "The Youth Council challenges each county 4-H program...

Melissa Vondrak is new SDSU Extension community health assistant

SDSU Extension BROOKINGS — While most of her peers let their taste buds decide whether they consume a snack or not, Melissa Vondrak needs to...

Video: A 360 degree view of a grain terminal

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jzda4ApReFg Take a tour of the Wheaton-Dumont Britton Grain Terminal. What is most interesting to you?

Family planners need people skills

by Dennis Foster Special to the Farm Forum In this month’s column I would like to spend some time on a subject that involves exactly that....

SDSU Extension hosts Beginning Farmer and Rancher Symposium

SDSU Extension BROOKINGS — SDSU Extension will host the Beginning Farmer & Rancher Symposium November 15 on the campus of South Dakota State University...

Tasting cookie dough is hazardous for new reasons

By Julie Garden-Robinson NDSU Extension Service Food and Nutrition Specialist Do you ever taste cookie dough? Licking the mixing spoon or pinching a chunk of batter...

Coffee grinders now serve as collectibles

BY TERRY AND KIM KOVEL Kovel's Antiques and Collecting The first American patent was given to Thomas Bruff Sr. in 1798. Coffee grinders, also called coffee...

Mercedes-Benz GLC300: Compact crossover luxury

BY FRANK A. AUKOFER Motor Matters The 2018 Mercedes-Benz GLC300 4Matic forges a strong link in the longest chain of luxury sport utility vehicles in America....

Video: A 360 degree view of corn harvesting

See a 360 degree view of corn harvesting in the Andover area. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bc_V6nOXQw0

1939 Chevrolet Town Sedan: 85 horsepower

By Vern Parker Motor Matters Ralph Langford finds it easy to recall his first car, even though that Chevrolet is long gone. However, an exact duplicate...

Thinking About Health: Nibbling away at the Affordable Care Act

By Trudy Lieberman Rural Health News Service As annual enrollment for Obamacare insurance approaches on Nov. 1, the law itself and the people who have...

Current prices for antiques

Current prices are recorded from antiques shows, flea markets, sales and auctions throughout the United States. Prices vary in different locations because of local...

Watertown collector a key player in farm toy world

By J.T. Fey Dakota Media Group WATERTOWN — A chance discussion with a fellow employee almost 30 years ago turned Larry Redlin’s hobby into a...

Healthcare is a real rural issue

By Lura Roti South Dakota Farmers Union Until recently, when Shelly and George Kenzy paid their monthly bills, they wrote a check for $2,600 to their...

German toy company found cleaver ways to make toys move

BY TERRY AND KIM KOVEL Kovel's Antiques and Collecting Are the Schuco stuffed bears made by the famous German Schuco company that made the very collectible...

South Dakota collector a key player in farm toy world

By J.T. Fey Dakota Media Group WATERTOWN, S.D. — A chance discussion with a fellow employee almost 30 years ago turned Larry Redlin’s hobby into a...

Prairie Fare celebrates 20 years

By Julie Garden-Robinson NDSU Extension Service Food and Nutrition Specialist “What would you think about writing a weekly column?” a couple of editors from the NDSU...

Local foods movement connects consumers to growers and keeps small farmers...

SDSU Extension BROOKINGS — Consumers who want to know more about where and how their food is raised are creating a bigger voice nationally. "The increasing...

1960 Fiat: Small and has it all

BY VERN PARKER Motor Matters A small 1960 Fiat was on a collision course — in a good way — with Jean Pierre Sarfati in the...
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