Your year-end financial checklist

It will begin soon enough – all those “beat the rush!” ads for holiday shopping, activities and events. Right now, you have a great ...

November 10th, 2015 |  


Chow Line: Preschool ideal time to focus on healthy eating

Chow Line: Preschool ideal time to focus on healthy eating

We recently moved, and my children are attending a new child care center. I’m surprised at how much it focuses on healthy eating and exercise, a...

November 9th, 2015 |  


10 signs your aging parent can’t live alone

Mom or Dad has always been a great housekeeper, but the house just doesn’t look like it used to: You may remember a parent who was constantly on...

November 9th, 2015 |  



Farming fits veterans and veterans fit farming

The Center for Rural Affairs has worked to support and assist beginning farmers and ranchers for over 25 years. And increasingly, beginning farmer and...

November 9th, 2015 |  


Are Americans sweet dreaming or having nightmares?

Aging Americans within a few years of collecting Social Security are concerned. Will government leaders push the retirement age to 68 or even 70? Will...

November 7th, 2015 |  


Making holidays bright – and affordable

Already dreading what you’ll spend this holiday season? It doesn’t have to be that way.Gifts aren’t the only budget-busting culprit ...

November 7th, 2015 |  


Budget deal has implications for agricultureCenter for Rural Affairs

The White House and Congressional leaders recently struck a tentative budget deal that provides a framework and additional funding needed to allow Con...

November 7th, 2015 |  


Chow Line: Canned pumpkin offers nutrition, convenience

Chow Line: Canned pumpkin offers nutrition, convenience

We attended a chili cook-off recently, and one of the entrants said she used canned pumpkin in her recipe. She said pumpkin helps thicken the chili an...

November 6th, 2015 |  


Portman calls on administration to halt harmful opioid rule

Portman calls on administration to halt harmful opioid rule

U.S. Senator Rob Portman (R-Ohio) announced that he has joined a bicameral group of 23 Republican lawmakers in urging the Office of Management and Bud...

November 6th, 2015 |  


No, tipping isn’t ‘wrong’

No, tipping isn’t ‘wrong’

Recently, a well-organized public relations campaign was launched to convince the public that the practice of tipping is “wrong.” The sour...

November 6th, 2015 |