Hurricane Harvey rescue calf now man’s best friend

· February 23, 2018

Bringing a calf into the house during cold weather calving is not unusual for cow/calf producers around this time of year. It’s when the calf won’t leave, it becomes an issue. An orphan bottle calf rescued during Hurricane Harvey has recently grabbed national attention because well frankly, the heifer now thinks she’s a dog. Harveigh […]

USDA site helps rural communities address opioid crisis

· February 23, 2018

The USDA has unveiled a new web page featuring resources to help rural communities respond to the opioid crisis. “While no corner of the country has gone untouched by the opioid crisis, small towns and rural places have been particularly hard hit,” said Assistant to the Secretary for Rural Development Anne Hazlett. “The challenge of […]

Hope For The Warriors helps Marine veteran maple farm

· February 23, 2018

A Marine veteran will be able to produce maple syrup more efficiently thanks to the national nonprofit Hope For The Warriors. East Aurora-based Marine Lance Corporal Mark Beyers recently received A Warrior’s Wish of a maple syrup steam away hood to aid in his family’s maple syrup business. The Purple Heart and Combat Action Ribbon […]

South Dakota rancher shares road with antelope

· February 22, 2018

A South Dakota rancher found he had to share the road this week with an unlikely group of road warriors — a pack of antelope. Shawn Barber of Owanka, South Dakota captured this video Tuesday of the rush hour traffic on Elm Springs road in central Meade County. Barber followed the herd for about four […]

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