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As I’ve noted before in this column, each February marks an anniversary in my career as an agricultural/dairy journalist. This February starts the 43rd year in my profession and the seventh year with Progressive Dairy.

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If there is one thing I learned while growing up on the family dairy, it’s that farmers wear a lot of hats. No, I’m not talking about all the free ball caps stashed on the shelf in the coat closet. I am talking about the occupational hats farmers wear.

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It’s that wonderful time of year when it is hard to avoid ruts. Moisture from snowmelt or spring rains create a muddy mess. If you don’t have concrete everywhere you need to drive, you’re probably creating a rut. It will either freeze or dry into place, and you’ll be left with two options – follow the same path or take the uncomfortable route across it.

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The Bible is an endless river of goodness and wisdom. When I was a child, it was a library of compelling stories my parents and Sunday school teachers used to coach me about the perils and evil persuasions of life.

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Ireland, until about the 1940s or so.

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As farmers, we pride ourselves in the things we grow, like our calves and crops. According to merriam-webster.com, growth is defined as “the process of growing.”

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