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Not “No” but “Hell No”

By   /  June 3, 2019  /  Consider This  /  3 Comments

A policy that destroys farmer and farmland cannot be accepted in agricultural terms. It also directly contradicts our goal of national defense. A Country that is heedlessly destroying its capactiy to feed itself cannot be defended.

James Matthew Craighead asked this question: “Is grass fed the worst thing that happened to agriculture?” Don Ashford, one of On Pasture’s Writers in Residence shares these thoughts. No, absolutely no. What is Grassfed? If I understand the labeling requirements correctly, any animal that has eaten grass anytime in its life can be labeled grass […]

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Tapas: One Bite of Local Opportunity

By   /  May 27, 2019  /  Consider This  /  No Comments

My first first response to the idea of a tapas menu or plate was “That’s too small to  satisfy a hungry farmer!”  My meat and potato mentality couldn’t be more wrong. I also realized this delicate, small, Spanish-style savory dish has the potential to be the best marketing opportunity yet because that one bite tells […]

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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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Surviving the Naysayers – Part 2 of Thinking Outside the Box

By   /  April 29, 2019  /  Consider This, Grazing Management, Planning  /  1 Comment

Greg has spent a lot of time thinking and working outside the box. Last week he shared ideas on how you can do it to. This week, he talks about surviving the folks who will laugh at you for stepping out. I’ve watched farmers do the same thing for 40-50 years and all they do […]

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The Conservation Stewardship Program – Funding for Improvements to Your Operation

By   /  April 22, 2019  /  Consider This, NRCS  /  No Comments

“What CSP has done for us, it has allowed us to explore better options and produce a better product. it gives you a little more financial freedom to do things, things that you dream up and say ‘Gees, I wish we could do this, but money wise you just can’t’. It’s given us more freedom […]

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