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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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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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When my son Homer was 12, he was given his first .22-caliber rifle to hunt rabbits and squirrels. We had an old irrigating pickup that barely ran, and he could take that pickup with his .22 to the gravel pits about a mile away and hunt for hours.

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Math is a universal language. Two bales of hay plus two more bales equals four in any nationality on earth – any marketplace or trade center.

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