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The Beginning of a Legacy: Building a Ranch From the Ground Up, (Part 1)

By   /  January 16, 2017  /  Money Matters, Start Ups, Transferring the Farm, USDA  /  No Comments

Ryan Sexson shares how his family is building their future by working with others to think differently about transferring a farm/ranch to the next generation.

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Changes to CRP Program Make it Easier to Transfer Land to the Next Generation

By   /  January 9, 2017  /  Money Matters, Start Ups, Transferring the Farm, USDA  /  No Comments

Beginning Jan. 9, 2017, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is offering an early termination opportunity for certain Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) contracts in order to make it easier to transfer property to the next generation of farmers and ranchers, including family members. Normally if a landowner terminates a CRP contract early, they are required […]

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Tennessee Farmer Creates Top-Notch Turkey Habitat While Improving Grazing Lands

By   /  November 21, 2016  /  Grazing Management, USDA  /  4 Comments

When it comes to understanding and improving turkey habitat restoration, there are few more knowledgeable than farmer Chuck Borum in Pulaski, Tennessee. Borum bought a few hundred acres a decade ago with the intent of raising cattle, but with time, he saw how he could also establish top-notch turkey habitat. “Initially, we only had a […]

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NRCS Helps New Iowa Farmer Develop His Grazing System

By   /  October 10, 2016  /  Grazing Management, USDA, Water, Water quality  /  Comments Off on NRCS Helps New Iowa Farmer Develop His Grazing System

When Iowa livestock producer Ryan Collins bought his 170-acre farm near Harpers Ferry, he knew from experience with USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) that the agency could help him plan a rotational grazing system. But he didn’t realize he’d get so much more assistance than that. When he first contacted NRCS for assistance, Collins […]

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