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What Farming Challenges Did the Pilgrims Face?

By   /  November 20, 2017  /  Pasture Health, Soil  /  1 Comment

This comes to us from Tom Sauer, USDA-ARS, and the Soils Matter Blog from the Soil Science Society of America. The Thanksgiving holiday has its roots in ancient harvest festivals. Grateful people came together to celebrate a successful harvest. Before trade networks or long-term food storage, failed crops meant hunger or even starvation, so bountiful […]

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Are You Cooking for Thanksgiving?

By   /  November 20, 2017  /  The Funnies  /  No Comments

Be sure to follow recipes carefully! Save

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How to Hand Raise Goat Kids

By   /  November 13, 2017  /  Goats, Livestock  /  No Comments

There are a number of reasons you might be raising goat kids by hand. Back in 2000, my reason was Johne’s disease. Two of my wethers died of Johne’s, raising concerns that other animals might be infected as well. Since this was a research herd at Utah State University, management of suspect animals was very […]

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What Does Proposed Tax Reform Mean for Farmers and Ranchers?

By   /  November 13, 2017  /  Money Matters  /  No Comments

On Pasture has no position on the current tax reform legislation, nor are the editors experts in tax law, the proposed legislation, or how it might affect different people and businesses. Taxes are a complex ecosystem of rules and regulations and it always helps to have more information about how different changes will alter the […]

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More Wolves = More Trees and More Pronghorn Antelope

By   /  November 13, 2017  /  Consider This  /  5 Comments

When wolves were reintroduced in Yellowstone National Park in 1995, no one was anticipating that their arrival would improve tree growth. But it did. No one expected that more wolves would mean more pronghorn antelope either. But it turns out that thanks to wolf reintroduction, more pronghorn fawns began surviving. How Did Wolves Do All […]

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