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Take small steps to save on monthly bills

Martha Filipic with Ohio State University Extension recommends talking with a customer service agent with your provider to cut your Internet bill. (Image courtesy of Death to Stock Photos.)

I did a good job in 2014 getting my spending under control. Now I’m looking at my monthly utility bills. What are some of the best ways to trim those costs?

Featured Stories

  • Going green, getting green

    Imagine a 600-pound steer raiding your refrigerator. Vegetables, candy, bread and fruit all consumed by a bovine in a compromising position. Minus the calf in the kitchen, essentially this is day-to-day life for Chris Muegge at the CGS Services feedlot.
  • It's a cover-up

    There are so many different management practices available for farmers that it’s always good for them to hear about one that is successful at improving soil quality and water quality, while increasing yields. Cover crops can do all that.
  • KARL Class XII travels to South Africa

    Class XII of the Kansas Agriculture and Rural Leadership Program is currently taking an international study tour in South Africa. Follow High Plains Journal Marketing Director Sarah Farlee as she blogs about their travels, and follow KARL's Facebook page for more updates about Class XII.
  • Custom cattle service offers efficiency and accuracy

    The sun is barely above the never-ending western Kansas horizon, and the crew from Armstrong Custom Cattle Service has already handled about 50 head of new steers at Midwest Feeders, Inc., Ingalls, Kansas.
  • Harvesting manure

    When you think of the word “harvest,” what comes to mind? A row of combines churning through a golden field of wheat or plucking a ripe red apple from a tree on a crisp fall day? A stinking pit full of manure probably never entered your thoughts, but that is how Terry Smith, operations manager at Ha...

Blog Posts

  • Americana is defined in the heartland

    Americana is found in the heartland and dreams can still make the big stage. Many years ago I spent six years of my life in Hoxie, growing up in the heart of farm country.
  • This little light of mine

    One thing I look for when I’m seeking out primitive pieces for design and decorating is character. To me, it means unique, interesting pieces you won’t see just anywhere. I like objects to tell a story. You can find lighting that tells a story too. When I walk into room and just see light fixtures f...
  • We're just farm people

    I was sitting at the doctors office last week. The doc was running late and I could hear the nurse tell the people in the next room they would have to reschedule their procedure because he had to perform emergency surgery and wouldn't be back in until later in the afternoon. The nurse apologized for...