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What is the Cost of “Get Big or Get Out?”

By   /  January 6, 2020  /  Consider This  /  4 Comments

A few months ago, at the World Dairy Expo in Wisconsin, our secretary of agriculture, Sonny Perdue, made a statement that was similar to one made in years past by the then secretary of agriculture Earl Butz, GET BIG OR GET OUT. There are those who believe that consolidation is inevitable and there is no […]

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Make These Lists to Get Your 2020 Off to a Good Start

By   /  January 6, 2020  /  The Classic by NatGLC  /  No Comments

Another year has come and gone and now comes the time for all of the resolutions to be made for the New Year. Folks resolve to lose weight, quit smoking or dipping, cut back on their drinking, exercise more – you know, the standard stuff that will be forgotten by the end of January. This […]

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Making a Go of It – This is How We Do It

By   /  December 2, 2019  /  Consider This  /  No Comments

There seems to be a real interest of late in the opportunities for young people to get started in livestock agriculture. The question that I would ask anyone young, or not so young, who has a dream of being in the cow business, where are you trying to go and how do you plan to […]

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In Times of Change, Be One of the Learners Who Will Survive

By   /  November 25, 2019  /  The Classic by NatGLC  /  No Comments

This is the season when we tend to reflect on where we are and where we want to go. I hope these thoughts from Don Ashford and November of 2015 are helpful to you. This is a quote from Eric Hoffer who was known as the longshoreman philosopher. Mr. Hoffer has been dead since 1983 […]

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How Does the Next Generation of Farmers and Ranchers Get Started?

By   /  October 28, 2019  /  Money Matters, Start Ups  /  1 Comment

Don shares this piece as an opening to a conversation. It’s an important one to have. Please share your thoughts, experiences, ideas and suggestions in the comments below. What Do Y’all Think? Donnie, our son, comes by to visit and check on the old people on Tuesday evening and Saturday morning. Last week he was […]

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