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Tax resources for USDA program participants 

Navigating filing taxes can be challenging, especially if you are new to running a farm business, participating in disaster programs for first time or trying to forecast the farm’s tax bill. …

Holiday preparations

The sweet spicy aroma of gingerbread cookies waft through my kitchen and mingle with the piney scent of a holiday candle. Bing Crosby croons his tune through my bluetooth speakers as I sip a bit of …

Making adjustments

We are undoubtedly coasting into the most wonderful time of the year; the barn and bins are full, your farm equipment fleet has been cleaned up and tucked away, winter is setting in and a call for a …

Chess: Love at first loss

Chess is consistently ranked as the world’s most popular board game for good reason. It is widely referenced that there are more potential moves in a chess match than atoms in the observable …

Holiday shopping in early Foley

Like many villages in the wooded area of Minnesota, serious fires destroyed many buildings in early Foley: retail stores, feed and flour mills, saw mills, livery barns and woodenware manufacturing …

Spare your pup a lifetime of embarrassment

Just like some human babies, thousands of puppies across the world are assigned names shortly after birth that make them ripe for a lifetime of ridicule. According to a recent update from U.S. …

Looking back at the attack on Pearl Harbor

Experienced by a relatively small segment of the present-day United States population, memories of Dec. 7, 1941, remain alive among those who still recall the drastic events that were suddenly …

Holiday treats: A sweet tradition

In the not-too-distant past, the four weeks that led (and still lead) to the celebration of Christmas added almost immeasurably to the workload of women who had barely finished storing away food for …

The United States Department of Agriculture will provide more than $3 billion to commodity and specialty crop producers impacted by natural disaster events in 2022. Eligible impacted producers …

Don’t overdo it this Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving is a holiday known for overindulgence. Unfortunately, I may have perpetuated this stereotype a few times. Years of stacking my plates high with gravy-soaked meats, colorful side …

Reflecting on changes in healthcare

When visiting with elderly friends and acquaintances, two topics are often addressed: real concern for the well-being of the youngest among us and the cost, availability and quality of health care. …

Online shopping safety

In the final months of every year, many seasons happen at once. In the world of sports, baseball is crowning their champion, football is approaching mid-year, while basketball and hockey teams are …

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