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Is Grass Fed the Worst Thing That Happened To Agriculture?

By   /  May 13, 2019  /  Consider This  /  21 Comments

James Matthew Craighead has studied sustainable agriculture for a decade and the result is a lot of questions. Some of these are hard questions and may trigger a little defensiveness in us all. Just remember, he’s sharing them here to open a constructive dialogue that might lead us all to a place where we are better both individually and as a group.

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The Little Things Matter

By   /  March 4, 2019  /  Consider This  /  Comments Off on The Little Things Matter

Little things add up to big things that cost time and money. Here’s how to stop them while they’re small.

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You Do Not Have to Move Cows Every Day

By   /  January 28, 2019  /  Grazing Management, Planning  /  9 Comments

You do not have to move cows every day to build soil health. You don’t always have to stretch polywire to implement rotational grazing. Sometimes you will have to feed hay, and this can be as constructive as it is destructive. There is a growing trend that I am seeing in “regenerative” agriculture to push […]

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Livestock Basics

By   /  December 17, 2018  /  Livestock  /  2 Comments

While Matthew focuses on cattle in his look at the basics, the questions he poses and what they need are right on for all classes of livestock.

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The Four Principles of Soil Health Applied to Forages

By   /  October 22, 2018  /  Forage, Pasture Health, Soil, Weeds  /  3 Comments

  Soil Health is one of the main tools that will help sustain farms in the future. It will help us feed the world. NRCS recognizes four principles of soil health. They are very basic but can be applied many different ways to any agricultural system. Here is how I implement them on my forage […]

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