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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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“I have a good idea,” I announce. “You have lots of ideas … but it takes a couple dozen for you to have a good one,” says anyone who knows me well. Yes, it’s true, but I’ve learned to relish the one good one I get.

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Question: Why does a toddler walk off the edge of a picnic table and face-plant?

Answer: Because the child doesn’t know that he doesn’t know. Feeling fully capable with a newfound ability to walk, but without the soon-to-be-learned ability to face-plant, a child has confidence … dangerous and reckless confidence. He just doesn’t know that he doesn’t know.

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Should the U.S. government be collecting ag data, and to what extent? It costs money, you know, to collect all that data. The National Agricultural Statistics Service spent $179.5 million, the Forest Service $66.8 million, etc.

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“My wheat is gone! How am I going to get more chicken feed made?” If I hadn’t paid so much for that tablet with gaming apps, I’d have tossed it across the room.

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Few people have heard of the Battle of Taranto, which took place at the beginning of WWII before the U.S. entered the conflict.

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I despise poker. I’m not a poker-playing aficionado. In fact, I’d rather try to spell “aficionado” with one hand tied behind my back and spell-check turned off than play poker.

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