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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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Grasslands May Adjust More Quickly to Warmer Winters

By   /  November 18, 2019  /  ARS, Consider This  /  No Comments

From the University of New Hampshire College of Life Sciences and Agriculture, here’s some insight into what happens to carbon uptake by grasslands and forests as our climate continues to warm. As climate changes, Northeast winters are warming more rapidly than other times of the year. While this may mean favorable growing conditions start earlier […]

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Quitting the Ranch – A Tragic Account of Failure in Succession

By   /  November 4, 2019  /  Consider This  /  7 Comments

A young friend of mine died the other day. To be honest, “died” doesn’t seem like quite the right word, probably because it’s not. On a beautiful fall day, my friend Donny picked up a gun and killed himself. Rest in peace, Donny. When it comes to situations like this, it seems we like to […]

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Flannel Shirts and Pumpkin Spice Dreams

By   /  October 21, 2019  /  Consider This  /  1 Comment

Here’s an ode to the winter fabric of farm and ranch life as a sign of the change of seasons.

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Death to Fire Ants

By   /  October 7, 2019  /  ARS, Consider This  /  1 Comment

USDA Agricultural Research Service (ARS) scientists latest discovery—a new virus found in fire ants from Argentina—has the potential for becoming a biological control agent against the red imported fire ants infesting the United States. The Red Imported Fire Ant (RIFA) arrived in the United States in the 1930s, likely in ballast in cargo ships docking […]

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