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Partnerships Demonstrate That Profitable Ranching and Healthy Ecosystems Go Hand in Hand

By   /  May 20, 2019  /  Money Matters, NRCS  /  No Comments

Thanks to my co-author on this piece, Pete Bauman. He sent me the video and shared the key takeaways that makes the video so helpful. Pete is a Range Field Specialist for South Dakota State University Extension. His specialty is helping producers combine profitability and ecological balance. Bill Sproul loves prairies and all that open […]

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Check Out the Programs That Helped This Start-Up Farmer Succeed

By   /  May 6, 2019  /  Money Matters, NRCS  /  No Comments

Whether you’re a start-up, or you’ve been in the business awhile, here are some programs that provide assistance to get you going, or provide support for new projects, or to get through emergencies.

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A Model for Getting Local Meats and Produce Into Supermarkets

By   /  April 22, 2019  /  Marketing, Money Matters, Start Ups  /  No Comments

Fifteen years ago, it was unheard of for a small farm to sell beef to a supermarket. But today, thanks to Diana Endicott and several projects supported by Sustainable Agriculture Research and Educatioan grants (SARE), over 100 farmers in the Kansas City area supply 30 supermarkets, with meats, fruits, vegetables and specialty goods. Diana and […]

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DEADLINE ALERT: Conservation Stewardship Program Applications Due May 10, 2019

By   /  April 15, 2019  /  Money Matters, NRCS  /  No Comments

$700 million is available nationwide to support conservation efforts on your operation. But you have to fill out a short form and apply by the deadline to be considered. The Conservation Stewardship Program (CSP) is USDA’s largest conservation program, offering whole farm, comprehensive conservation assistance to farmers and ranchers across the country. CSP helps producers […]

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Fiber Farm Grows Thanks to Technical and Financial Assistance

By   /  April 8, 2019  /  Money Matters, NRCS  /  No Comments

Thanks to Savannah Halleaux, Michigan FSA Public Affairs & Outreach Coordinator for sharing this article with us. “It was always my desire to have a sheep farm,” said Bridget Kavanagh, owner and shepherdess of Happy Goat Lucky Ewe Fiber Farm in Mason, Michigan. Kavanagh bought the property in 1987 when her children were little. It […]

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