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How will farmers fare with the Biden administration?

January 23, 2021

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It was certainly not a good year. People died. People got sick. Many who recovered were left with life-altering health issues. Early in the year, a vaccine was coming “real soon.” Or maybe next year or the year after that. Businesses, schools and churches were shut down. All because of the virus. Read more

The seasons are one of our most reliable frameworks for organizing and making sense of our lives. As the book of Ecclesiastes says, “There is a time for everything, and a season for every activity under heaven.” Read more

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According to police in Wyckoff, New Jersey, late on the evening of Aug. 22, officers responded to Abma’s Farm on a report of trespassing and criminal mischief. Members of the Abma family told police they had heard people in the petting zoo area of the farm, which was closed, and when they in… Read more

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Grasshoppers have been part of the human diet for eons. John the Baptist, for example, lived humbly in the wilderness, wearing a garment of camel hair, held in place by a leather belt, and famously subsisting on a very healthy diet of locusts — aka grasshoppers — and wild honey. Read more

We’ve gotten enough distance from the early days of the pandemic that farm conference speakers have started looking back on how the ag industry fared. Read more

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Two political conventions are in the books and, unsurprisingly, the nation is no less divided today than it was two weeks ago. Read more

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About 11 million acres — or 2,000 acres a day — of farmland and ranchland were converted to urban and highly developed or low-density residential land use between 2001 and 2016, according to “Farms Under Threat: The State of the States,” a report issued this year by American Farmland Trust (AFT). Read more

From all the hours I spent at the two shows I went to, I didn’t hear a single complaint about wearing a mask. There was an overwhelming feeling of gratitude. The kids and families just seemed happy to be showing at the fair. Read more