Innovation is key to America's breadbasket

The holiday season is a good time to recognize the important contribution of America's farmers to our quality of life. Agriculture is a tough business. Yet according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture, America's 2 million farms are the world's most productive, not only feeding our nation, but providing crucial grains and foodstuffs to help feed other people around the world.

Simple steps to effortless entertaining

Whether you're a hosting aficionado or a novice entertainer, planning a party at home can carry a certain level of stress. Sometimes, despite all the cleaning, cooking and decorating we do to prepare, it's the easily overlooked little things that can cause the biggest unwelcome surprises.