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Progressive Forage editor Lynn Jaynes grew up on a cow/calf and farming operation in southern Idaho, and has published several books. Her commentary blends love of agriculture with industry perspective, common sense and sound values.

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What lengths would you go to for a new baler? To have a little fun, I posted this question on an ag online forum. Assuming cash was not involved, and tongue-in-cheek, one Missouri producer said, “My wife, my kids and the dogs – well, maybe not the dogs.

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A few weeks ago, an Ohio producer commented that this was a year like no other. He lamented that he finally took his first cutting of alfalfa July 4 and his second growth, after 30 days, was only 6 inches high and discolored.

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As I drove through Yellowstone National Park, I thought, “If those folks would just put down those fishing poles and drive up the road 300 yards, they’d see a bull elk in velvet as inspiring as anything they’ve ever seen.” But they didn’t. The campers kept tossing in their fishing lines, reeling in air, completely unaware of anything not directly in front of them.

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I’ve sat through some pretty inane meetings – which someone captured perfectly in a Facebook post depicting a blue ribbon inscribed with, “I survived another meeting that should have been an email.” Nearly 34,000 people “liked” this post.

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“Cauliflower is the new kale.” If that statement left you scratching your head, then welcome to the club. The statement is attributed to Stacy Baas, brand strategist and trend-watcher for Earthbound Farm, as reported by the Houston Chronicle.

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One of my former farm-wife duties was to be the parts runner from the local dealership, and I hated it.

Me: My husband sent me to pick up a drive head for the mower.

Parts person: What year?

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