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Is That Farm/Ranch Enterprise Really Making You Money?

By   /  March 18, 2019  /  Money Matters  /  1 Comment

Allocating costs is a tool used to assist in financial and managerial decision making within your operation. Done well it can help you focus on what’s making the most profit for you.

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New ARS Study Shows U.S. Beef Is Not a Significant Contributor to Global Warming

By   /  March 11, 2019  /  ARS, Money Matters  /  1 Comment

An Agricultural Research Service (ARS)-led team has completed a comprehensive life-cycle analysis quantifying the resource use and various environmental emissions of beef cattle production in the United States. Their results so far indicate that U.S. beef’s contribution to climate change is small percentage of the country’s Greenhouse Gas emissions, and were not a significant contributor […]

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Shiitake Mushrooms Add Value to Silvopasture

By   /  February 18, 2019  /  Money Matters  /  No Comments

Note from Kathy: In April of 2018 I visited Greg and Jan Judy at Green Pastures farm. When I arrived, Greg was in the middle of inoculating logs with Shiitake mushroom mycelium, and he explained the process and the adjustments they’d made to their operation as it has grown. Check out Greg’s video here, as […]

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Jumping In With Both Feet – How One Young Rancher Got Started in the 21st Century

By   /  February 11, 2019  /  Money Matters  /  4 Comments

Last month John described what successful ranching might look like in the future, and what steps young ranchers might consider. This article is another look at that subject, sharing the example of  a young entrepreneur finding success with a diverse, forward-thinking business model. My young friend Cody Wood is a nut; anyone can see that. […]

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The Importance of Being Earnest About Low Stress Handling

By   /  February 4, 2019  /  Behavior, Livestock, Money Matters  /  2 Comments

Low-Stress Livestock handling is more than just being kind to your animals and the people working with you. As Tom points out, the money it saves you can be very significant!

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