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Should Uncle Sam Bail Us Out of Drought?

By   /  October 8, 2018  /  Consider This  /  4 Comments

It was a very difficult summer. We suffered through more 90-degree days than any year in history. It was just plain hot and dry, the worst season that anyone around here could remember. Oh, that was way back in 2017. 2018, of course, was even worse. Month upon month with no rain. Baking hot days […]

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Use ‘KISS’ System to Develop Your Management Plans

By   /  October 1, 2018  /  Consider This  /  No Comments

This comes to us from Lynn Myers. With his wife Marlene, he works and manages the home place, the Tippet Myers Ranch in Nebraska, which has been in the family for 100 years, as well as several leased pastures. His philosophy is to leave the pastures, rented or not, in better condition than he found […]

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Is Glyphosate Killing Bees?

By   /  September 24, 2018  /  Consider This  /  3 Comments

This comes to us from the University of Texas at Austin.   The world’s most widely used weed killer may also be indirectly killing bees. New research from The University of Texas at Austin shows that honey bees exposed to glyphosate, the active ingredient in Roundup, lose some of the beneficial bacteria in their guts […]

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Here’s My New Favorite Book on Farming

By   /  September 10, 2018  /  Consider This  /  No Comments

There is no set recipe for success in farming and ranching. What works for one person isn’t guaranteed to work for another. And even when you think you’ve figured out the recipe that works at your place, everything can change due to the weather or the marketplace. That means that in order to sustain a […]

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The Best Thing to Do With a Brush Pile

By   /  September 3, 2018  /  Consider This  /  5 Comments

Those piles become a thing of beauty with this suggestion from Troy and featuring another On Pasture author, Jenn Colby, and her husband Chris Sargent from the Howling Wolf Farm in Vermont.

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