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With work, meetings and school activities, families have many distractions that keep them away from the family table. Eating together, however, has many benefi ts. Family meals promote communication skills, cooperation, cooking skills and table manners. Families who eat together also tend to eat more nutritiously. Further, children who help prepare a meal tend to eat the food prepared.
During the 2008-09 growing season, 550,000 acres were planted to winter wheat. That was the second highest acreage planted to winter wheat since 1985. The highest was 650,000 in 2007-08. The 2008-09 winter was unusually cold. Nevertheless, due to good snow cover throughout the winter, winter survival of the winter wheat crop was good; only 50,000 acres that were planted were not harvested. The cool summer and limited disease pressure favored high yield development. Furthermore, rainfall was adequate in western North Dakota, for an above average crop the first time in many seasons. Leaf rust appeared later in the season and caused only minimal damage this year. Generally, scab was not problematic on winter wheat in 2009.
The purpose of this publication is to summarize the socioeconomic effects of the recent evelopment of a wind energy center on nearby communities.
One aspect of the biomass-based industry that has received very little attention is its potential as an economic development stimulus for rural areas with high biomass production potential. This publication addresses the rural economic development potential of biofuels development.
Play often is considered a child’s work. It is even more. It is a child’s world. Skills and concepts learned during play will last a lifetime. When do we see children most happy and growing? At play. When do we see children at their most creative? In play. What do most children ask parents to do? Come and play. Play in all its myriad types and activities is the cornerstone of a child’s learning and development. Why wait? Go out and play!