Thursday, January 18, 2018

Ag Life

Variety is the spice of life

by Jane Green Special to the Farm Forum South Dakota has always been known as the Land of Infinite Variety. And the old saying relates that...

CannonBelles becomes a premier cheesemaker in Minnesota

By MATTHEW LAMBERT Agri News CANNON FALLS, Minn. (AP) — Jackie Ohmann and Deeann Lufkin found themselves trying to make mozzarella one evening in 2012. The...

South Dakota farm family enjoys 4-H tradition together

By Lura Roti SDSU Extension/iGrow.org World Dairy Expo 1985 opened Mike Frey's mind up to the dairy industry beyond South Dakota's borders. A 14-year-old member of...

10 tips to help pare off some pounds

By Julie Garden-Robinson NDSU Extension Service Food and Nutrition Specialist “I might eat the napkin, too,” my husband said as he squeezed a packet of hot...

Summit to focus on farm economics, stress

NDSU Extension Farm and ranch families and the professionals who support them will learn more about the current farm economy, farm management options, and ways...

2018 – Lunar epiphany

by Jane Green Special to the Farm Forum If that don’t take the cake! I finally figured something out that has been troubling me forever. And...

Be ready for extreme cold this winter

By Julie Garden-Robinson NDSU Extension Service Food and Nutrition Specialist Jake looked up at me with his dark brown eyes. He appeared kind of sad. He was...

Watch out for reproductions of old time posters

BY TERRY AND KIM KOVEL Kovel's Antiques and Collecting How can you tell if a paper poster is old or new? Many have been reproduced. Sometimes...

2018 Ford F-150: Fresh face pickups with powertrain changes

BY TIM SPELL Motor Matters Ford is well-satisfied with the design and engineering of its new-generation aluminum-alloy-bodied F-150 pickups, launched for the 2015 model year. This...

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...

FFA Chapter raises funds for family in wake of tragedy

Centerville FFA Chapter CENTERVILLE, S.D. — On October 23, 2017, the small community of Centerville suffered an unimaginable tragedy. Three local FFA members were in...

Multiple challenges contributing to high farm stress levels

Minnesota Department of Agriculture St. Paul, Minn. — The Minnesota Department of Agriculture (MDA) will offer “Down on the Farm: Supporting Farmers in Stressful Times”...

Thinking About Health: Good and bad of Medicare and drug coverage

By Wendell Potter Rural Health News Service One of the benefits of the Affordable Care Act to Medicare beneficiaries has been the gradual closing of a...

New long-term study shows more benefits of family mealtimes

By Julie Garden-Robinson NDSU Extension Service Food and Nutrition Specialist One morning as I was brushing my teeth, I heard a snippet on a national news...

Teen buys 1940 Mercury for $25

BY VERN PARKER Motor Matters Ford Motor Company no longer produces the Mercury brand, however, one of the first ones built continues rolling on after close...

2018 GMC Terrain: Choose your own terrain

BY SUE MEAD Motor Matters GMC said "choose your own terrain," so my daughter Brooke and I did. Most car evaluation programs dictate a driving route,...

Admiral known for a barometer he didn’t invent

BY TERRY AND KIM KOVEL Kovel's Antiques and Collecting Admiral Robert Fitzroy (1805-1865) is best known to collectors for a barometer he did not invent. But...

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...

SDSU Extension asks, how livable is your community?

SDSU Extension BROOKINGS — South Dakota is infamous for its cold, windy winters and open landscapes. To many outside the Midwest, it may be difficult...

Try this 5-step strategy for health goal setting

By Julie Garden-Robinson NDSU Extension Service Food and Nutrition Specialist As we wind down another year, many of us are thinking about what 2018 will bring. Maybe...

South Dakota Farmers Union celebrates the Bisgard farm family

By Lura Roti South Dakota Farmers Union Seed cleaning has been a part of the Bisgard family farm operation since Herbert Bisgard constructed a cribbed elevator...

Energize! Exploring Innovative Rural Communities Conference – May 8-9

SDSU Extension BROOKINGS — The SDSU Extension Community Vitality Team and the Community of De Smet will host the Energize! Exploring Innovative Rural Communities Conference...

2018 Volvo XC60: Compact luxury, world safety

BY SUE MEAD Motor Matters While driving along a twisty road coiling through small villages, I'm smitten with the views of a majestic, multi-peaked rocky mountainous...

1940 Buick: Purchased on a lark at beach vacation

BY VERN PARKER Motor Matters Buicks were well known for their powerful straight-eight-cylinder engines long before World War II. Although they definitely were not quick off-the-line,...

Dominoes and cribbage as military collectibles?

BY TERRY AND KIM KOVEL Kovel's Antiques and Collecting Military collectibles are more than swords and guns, although there are many antique and vintage weapons at...

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...

Mrs. Claus comments on Santa’s health

By Julie Garden-Robinson NDSU Extension Service Food and Nutrition Specialist A few years ago, I bumped into a man known as “the jolly old elf” as...

Estate planning: Communicate over the holidays

by Dennis Foster Special to the Farm Forum In last month’s column, I went on a bit of a rant on the ever-decreasing amount of actual...

USDA provides tips to keep holiday food safe at home or...

U.S. Department of Agriculture WASHINGTON — The most wonderful time of the year is already here. Some of us stay home for the holidays; others...

Accredited financial counselors: Who we are and what we do

SDSU Extension BROOKINGS — A recent survey conducted by the Association of Financial Counseling and Planning Education, which focused on retirement in the state of...

Active millennials love the RV life

BY JULIANNE G. CRANE Motor Matters Slick interior styling and an overall compact design are two major reasons Minnesota millennials Shea and Erin Laughlin chose the...

1964 Studebaker Daytona: Saved in brother’s memory

BY VERN PARKER Motor Matters Jim Wherry's interest in Studebakers can be traced to his father and older brother, who both owned Studebakers. Wherry's brother taught him...

Paragon: Making Mickey Mouse dishes for over 80 years

BY TERRY AND KIM KOVEL Kovel's Antiques and Collecting Mickey and Minnie Mouse and their cartoon friends have been popular since the first cartoon was shown...

Jane Green: Knowledge passing through generations

by Jane Green Special to the Farm Forum Hey! It’s here! It’s finally here! The snow finally arrived! It’s been very cold, very windy, and downright...

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...

Bethany Stoutamire named SDSU Extension aging in place coordinator AmeriCorps VISTA...

SDSU Extension BROOKINGS — SDSU Extension recently hired Bethany Stoutamire to serve as the SDSU Extension aging in place coordinator AmeriCorps VISTA member. "Bethany has a...

Do microwave ovens zap nutrients in foods?

By Julie Garden-Robinson NDSU Extension Service Food and Nutrition Specialist The other day, I received a message when I returned to my desk after a meeting....

New ads celebrate beef’s great taste time for the holidays

PRNewswire DENVER — After letting turkey have its day, beef is back to reclaim the center of the plate for the remainder of the holiday...

Richmond blends traditional and modern, elegant and informal

The Richmond blends traditional and present day Mediterranean styling in a plan that is at once elegant and informal. Traditional elements include a tile...

1971 Datsun 240Z: Sleek hatchback

By Vern Parker Motor Matters When the Datsun 240Z was introduced in 1970 it was an instant success. The sleek little fastback coupe had a stylishly...

2018 Nissan Armada: Off-road ready, big V-8 power

By Steve Wheeler Motor Matters With the holiday season in full swing, lots of families are hitting the road for that trip to grandma's house. If...

Artists sometimes use an alias when signing a piece

BY TERRY AND KIM KOVEL Kovel's Antiques and Collecting Bronze figures usually are signed by artists, who sometimes use initials or strange names that are hard...

USDA promises new SNAP flexibilities to promote self-sufficiency

U.S. Department of Agriculture WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is promising increased cooperation with states in the operation of the Supplemental Nutrition...

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...

Always compliment the cook who uses planned-over food

By Julie Garden-Robinson NDSU Extension Service Food and Nutrition Specialist “What do you think?” my husband asked as I took a taste of the piping hot...

USDA publishes School Meals Rule, expands options, eases challenges

U.S. Department of Agriculture WASHINGTON – On Nov. 29, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) provided local food service professionals the flexibility they need to...

Producers discuss ag issues at 2017 SD Farmers Union Convention

South Dakota Farmers Union HURON — South Dakota Farmers Union 2017 State Convention brought many family farmers and ranchers to Huron today to develop policy,...

1920s stand-up sign recently bought for $775

BY TERRY AND KIM KOVEL Kovel's Antiques and Collecting Advertising signs are popular collectibles at antiques shows, but some are sold as art at galleries or...

South Dakota 4-Hers donate 19,474 pieces of clothing to those in...

SDSU Extension South Dakota 4-Hers donated more than 19,000 pieces of clothing to neighbors in need as part of the Head-to-Toe statewide service project launched...

2018 Ram: Western spirit in Longhorn Southfork Edition

By Tim Spell Motor Matters A proven method of corralling the emotions of a large segment of luxury-pickup buyers is to create an appealing Western-theme design....
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