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Postcards: Events pack county calendar

By Linda Emley A few days ago, a friend told me that I was so lucky because I was always planning another party. I laughed and told him that “hosting”…

Guest Opinion: Growing food looks easy – until you try it

By Blake Hurst City councils in Cleveland, Alexandria, Va. and Chicago have all recently passed resolutions banning the administration of antibiotics to farm animals, unless they’re sick — the animals,…

Letters: Debating Amendment I, ‘The Right to Farm’

Amendment 1 helps ‘big Ag,’ not farmers Agriculture, faith, animal welfare and health policy leaders say passage of Amendment 1 will cause harm to family farmers, rural economies and the…

Playful kittens ready to put on a show at their permanent homes

Missouri project 1 of 10 funded to boost biofuel plant feedstocks

The U.S. Department of Agriculture and the U.S. Department of Energy announced Thursday 10 projects tawarded funding aimed at accelerating genetic breeding programs to improve plant feedstocks for the production…

Jack Remembers: Cussin’ a blue streak is a trait I inherited from dear old Dad

By Jack Hartley My dad was the best cusser I have ever known.  If the milk inspector gave him a bad report, or if his combine broke down just before…

RHS Ag helps state teachers get dirt on profiling soil

Richmond High School’s agriculture department hosted a statewide soil-judging workshop for agriculture teachers earlier this summer. Former RHS teacher Adam Brock led the class for those who attended.  He discussed…

Jo’s Jottings: Bruce Taylor shares experience in segregated Louisiana

By JoEllen Dale At a regular meeting of the Richmond Kiwanis Club Tuesday, July 8, the program was given by Bruce Taylor on his memories of growing up in Louisiana…

Frank James stood in brother Jesse’s shadow, but his life was full

By Linda Emley I’ve been reading the Richmond Conservator from 1883 because I’m trying to find a story about when the 911 building was built on the north side of…

When in England, don’t eat as the English do

By Jason Offutt Author’s note: In Spring 2013, I spent three and a half weeks teaching in the UK. This is one in an amazingly sporadic series exploring my time…