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Choosing the Right Partner for a Custom Grazing Deal

By   /  October 1, 2018  /  Leasing Pasture, Money Matters, Start Ups  /  1 Comment

Meg will be part of the On Pasture symposium at the upcoming National Grazing Lands Conference in Reno, Nevada, December 2 – 5, 2018. Register before October 16 for the best rates – just $395 for you and bring a friend or spouse for $175 more! Custom graziers and herd owners both need to be […]

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How to Write a Custom Grazing Contract

By   /  July 9, 2018  /  Leasing Pasture, Money Matters, Start Ups  /  3 Comments

Strong, written contracts can prevent some of the Boneheaded Business Blunders I made in my early years of ranching. My previous two articles have covered every brutally specific detail that I should have included in my former land lease contracts. This month I’m running down everything that needs to be in a custom grazing contract. […]

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Everything You Need to Include in a Farm/Ranch Lease Contract – Part 2

By   /  May 7, 2018  /  Leasing Pasture, Money Matters  /  Comments Off on Everything You Need to Include in a Farm/Ranch Lease Contract – Part 2

Over the last few months, my Boneheaded Beef Business Blunders articles have related how I’ve been burned by ineffective land lease and custom grazing contracts. As a result, I’ve changed what I include in contracts. Here in Part 2 I share the rest of the topics I am now including in my lease contracts along […]

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Can You Make Money Turning Cropland Into Pasture?

By   /  April 9, 2018  /  Leasing Pasture, Money Matters, NRCS  /  Comments Off on Can You Make Money Turning Cropland Into Pasture?

Current corn prices along with reduced availability of perennial pasture have some producers asking about the economics of turning cropland into forage for cow/calf operations. So three Nebraska Extension specialists. Jay Parsons, Mary Drewnoski, and Daren Redfearn, got together to answer these questions in a February webinar: “Will producing annual forages provide greater net returns […]

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What Happens To Your Pasture Lease in Drought?

By   /  April 2, 2018  /  Leasing Pasture, Money Matters  /  Comments Off on What Happens To Your Pasture Lease in Drought?

Do you rent pasture? What happens if drought lowers pasture production below expectations? Specifically, what does your pasture lease say about drought? It’s hard to think about drought in at the beginning of spring, but drought can play havoc on pasture leases. All too often, pasture leases fail to include an appropriate plan to adjust […]

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