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The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has issued its Federal Automated Vehicles Policy. Although this policy applies solely to on-road vehicles, CNH’s recent introduction of a concept autonomous tractor suggests that NHTSA’s policy may have agricultural implications too.

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The holiday season will soon be here, that time of year when belts shrink and stretchy pants become your best friend. The big three of holiday celebrations come one after another, with scant time for the waistline to recover.

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My granddad’s favorite way to describe his “spare tire” was that he had a bad case of “water on the belly.” Now certainly, this was not a physiologically accurate diagnosis, but people understood what he meant. Grandpa’s extra 15 pounds he put on most winters settled right on his gut.

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The Idaho Farm and Ranch Museum holds a Live History Day every September. At this event they showcase the history of rural Idaho, complete with their replica “provin’ up” shed and enough cream separators to supply butter to all of Jerome County.

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Of all the farming projects I’ve undertaken, our home garden has been the least profitable.

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The unsavory truth is that the 21st century may be marked in history as the advertising age. Marketing has not always been unsavory, and it’s certainly not new. Christopher Columbus (Italian by birth) got Spain to finance his sailing explorations, and even though he missed his target destination, he has a national holiday designation and is mentioned in every history book.

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