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Battling the Scourge of ‘Embalmed Milk’ – A Story From Our Past

By   /  November 12, 2018  /  Consider This  /  1 Comment

Have you ever wondered how we arrived at our current dairy regulations? Well here’s part of the story. From Deborah Blum and Undark.org, here’s how an obscure Indiana public health official pioneered a campaign against tainted dairy products at the turn of the 20th century. At the turn of the 20th century, Indiana was widely […]

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An Excerpt From Kathy’s Favorite New Farming Book

By   /  October 29, 2018  /  Consider This  /  Comments Off on An Excerpt From Kathy’s Favorite New Farming Book

About a month ago, I shared a review of Start Your Farm: The Authoritative Guide for Becoming a Sustainable 21st Century Farmer, by one of our On Pasture authors, Forrest Pritchard, and co-author Ellen Polishuk. Now, I’m tickled that the book’s publisher has selected On Pasture to share an excerpt from the book. Click here […]

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The Ongoing American Dairy Crisis and Its Impact on the Family Farm

By   /  October 15, 2018  /  Consider This  /  1 Comment

This is an issue close to Jason Birchfield’s heart. He doesn’t think there’s a silver bullet. But he believes in the small family farm and wanted to share this in hopes of starting a dialogue that could lead to solutions.

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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  /  Comments Off on Use ‘KISS’ System to Develop Your Management Plans

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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