Farmers face risk when adopting new practices

Water quality is a contentious issue across the country. For example, in Iowa, continued high nitrogen, phosphorous, bacteria, and sediment levels in ...

September 6th, 2018 |  


Talking about suicide could save youth lives

As kids head back to school this year, many of them will be struggling. According to national statistics, we lose more than 2,000 children and teens p...

September 6th, 2018 |  


There’s nothing shameful about hard work

There’s nothing shameful about hard work

First, Bill Cosby showed society his inner flaws.More recently, Geoffrey Owens — a co-star of Cosby’s on his eponymous hit sitcom from the...

September 5th, 2018 |  



Light through the fog on Afton Mountain

Light through the fog on Afton Mountain

There is something mystical about Afton Mountain, a peak majestically sitting midway between Staunton, and Charlottesville, Virginia cradling the tiny...

September 5th, 2018 |  


Suffer the children

We need a march of ministers, not a national military parade. We need a parade of pure-souled priests and a rally of righteous rabbis. Not a national ...

September 4th, 2018 |  


Do you have a lawn or a pasture?

Do you have a lawn or a pasture?

Good-looking lawns don’t just happen. Even if you don’t crave perfect, weed-free turfgrass, you can still make a difference if you do more...

September 4th, 2018 |  


Small businesses band together to support farm bill program

The Rural Microentrepreneur Assistance Program (RMAP), a sliver of the farm bill, is at risk. Alongside small businesses across the country, we’...

August 31st, 2018 |  


The role of fire in my life

The role of fire in my life

Many people love fire and enjoy watching the flickering flame of a candle as they meditate, or a roaring bonfire when cooking hot dogs on a stick.We t...

August 29th, 2018 |  


John McCain: Chart a new course

I respected Senator John McCain. I loved him as a war hero and a fellow American who served his country in an astounding way. Few people in our countr...

August 29th, 2018 |  


Working adults have unique educational needs

Working adults have unique educational needs

This month, millions of college students will head back to the classroom. While many of them will be the traditional college-age students, adults comp...

August 28th, 2018 |