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The Time I Almost Died On My Tractor…Mom Please Skip This One.

By   /  September 21, 2020  /  Consider This  /  No Comments

I was sitting here thinking about how I’m glad I don’t wear my mistakes on my person. Like many of my farming kin, I have done some really thoughtless things on the farm. It seems that the end of a long day, under the sun, with deadlines looming, animals needing to be fed, and bills […]

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Managing Vegetation in Solar Arrays With Sheep

By   /  September 7, 2020  /  Consider This  /  No Comments

Last spring we shared a series of stories from the American Solar Grazing Association on the increase in solar developments, and how sheep grazing is becoming an important part of managing vegetation so solar panels work most effectively. The first in the series described the opportunities and potential income for sheep graziers. In Part 2, […]

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Make Sure Your Equipment Doesn’t Turn Into Just a Pile of Steel

By   /  August 24, 2020  /  Consider This  /  1 Comment

“I need you to come right away. The driveline just snapped off the baler” “IT DID WHAT?! Shut it down. I’ll be there in five minutes” Click. The heat of the afternoon sun smacks me in the face as I scramble down the steps of the big, blue New Holland PowerStar 120. I hit the […]

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It Takes a Village (of Insects) to Raze a Manure Pile

By   /  August 10, 2020  /  Consider This  /  Comments Off on It Takes a Village (of Insects) to Raze a Manure Pile

The manure your livestock leave behind in pasture can provide beneficial nutrients. But how do the nutrients get from the pile and into the soil? If you said Dung Beetles, you’re only 1.5 to 3% correct.

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Rethinking Methane – Why Livestock Are Not the Problem and Could Be a Solution

By   /  July 27, 2020  /  Consider This  /  Comments Off on Rethinking Methane – Why Livestock Are Not the Problem and Could Be a Solution

  Cow burps and farts – that’s mostly what first comes up when people talk about agricultural methane, making it seem kind of silly. So why all the concern? It’s because methane is a very powerful greenhouse gas, about 84 times more potent than carbon dioxide for the decade it lasts in the atmosphere. But, […]

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