Ranch Raised

Ranch Raised – Episode 200!

These anniversary episodes always leave me a little nostalgic. In the beginning I had no idea how this was going to work or where I was going with it. Monte and Jesse and from Your Ag Network just kept reassuring me that they knew I had real stories to tell from rural America. So it began. And then it kept rolling. And it does seem that I always have something on my heart to share. [READ MORE…]

Territorial Rodeo Update

Territorial Rodeo Update: Top 5 Countdown

Your Source For The Latest RODEO NEWS Following Heartland PRCA Athletes With Host Monte James. Fast paced, professionally produced, weekly radio show that follows Midwestern PRCA Rodeo Athletes throughout the year & all the way to the National Finals Rodeo! [READ MORE…]

Ranch Raised

Ranch Raised – Episode 199

Yesterday I shared from the Farmer’s Almanac that the ‘dog’ in ‘Dog Days of Summer’ was in reference to, the brightest star in the sky, Sirius which is a part of the Greater Dog constellation.
Thus, the term Dog Days of Summer came to mean the 20 days before and 20 days after this alignment of Sirius with the Sun—July 3 to August 11 each year. [READ MORE…]

From Washington with John Block

From Washington with John Block: Issues

We expected another big increase in the cost of fertilizer to feed our crops. The U.S. International Trade Commission voted to approve new increased duties on imports of ammonium nitrate from Russia and Trinidad and Tobago. Those countries export to us more than 80% of the nitrogen fertilizer that we use. Senator Chuck Grassley (R-IA) and more than 80 members of Congress sent a letter urging the ITC to suspend the process. No more tariffs. Suspension was approved. Thank you. [READ MORE…]

Ranch Raised

Ranch Raised – Episode 198

According to the Farmer’s Almanac, “the “Dog Days” of summer are from July 3 to August 11 each year. They’re usually the hottest and most unbearable days of the season. We often hear about the “Dog Days” of summer, but few know where the expression originated. Some think it’s a reference to the hot, sultry days that are “not fit for a dog.” [READ MORE…]

Ranch Raised

Ranch Raised – Episode 196

The days have been long, hot, and dry with bursts of damaging storms across most of these parts. I saw where the National Weather Service in North Platte, NE had posted that they have recorded a record number of days over 100 degrees this summer and let’s face it, we are still facing a whole lot more summer. [READ MORE…]