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Dingo: 1, Danged Groundhog: 0

By   /  June 26, 2017  /  The Scoop  /  No Comments

Saturday afternoon, our dog caught a groundhog. This was, in our way of thinking, very good news. The bugger had already gnawed on spring pea vines peeking through the garden fence, and we aren’t big fans of ground hogs. The other part of the good news is that Dingo seems to be showing his age, and […]

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Surprise! You’re Not the Only One Making Mistakes

By   /  June 19, 2017  /  The Scoop  /  No Comments

I like Home and Garden TV. I like to watch happy hosts take a house that just doesn’t quite suit the people that live there, and use power tools, hammers, drywall and paint to turn it into something that brings the residents to happy tears. I think beauty is important, I like to see problems […]

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No One Said Farming or Ranching Was Easy. Can We Help?

By   /  June 12, 2017  /  The Scoop  /  No Comments

This week we share stories from two farmers as examples of how to become a farmer, and how these particular folks climbed over their hurdles. Jay Lavery started as a flight attendant and doing standup. As he turned 50, he turned to farming, and then – SURPRISE! – he went viral as the farmer famous […]

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How Much More Can You Do With How Much Less?

By   /  June 5, 2017  /  The Scoop  /  5 Comments

Can we talk, politely, about what it means for the USDA budget to be cut 21%, about what we really need from the Department and the agencies that serve farmers and ranchers? Do you have suggestions for fixes to programs that would make them better for you? The time to figure it out is now, as Congress considers a new budget and Farm Bill.

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The Next Level of Dedication

By   /  May 29, 2017  /  The Scoop  /  Comments Off on The Next Level of Dedication

On Pasture has been through a lot of behind the scenes change in the last two months, and today, if all went according to plan, the site is faster and you’re not getting the dreaded “500 error” anymore. That’s because we are now on a dedicated server. But if all DIDN’T go according to plan, […]

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