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Bread & Butter Farm: An Example of Creative Financing

By   /  July 20, 2015  /  Money Matters, NRCS  /  Comments Off on Bread & Butter Farm: An Example of Creative Financing

Editors Note: This piece, prepared by Carrie Abels, comes to us from Vermont’s Farm to Plate, and describes “How Bread & Butter Farm worked with a patchwork quilt of funding sources to keep land conserved for agriculture.” Whether you’re in a start-up phase or you’ve been farming or ranching for a long time, you could get some […]

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Are You Suffering From Iron Disease?

By   /  November 18, 2013  /  Consider This  /  Comments Off on Are You Suffering From Iron Disease?

Many men suffer from this un-researched affliction that is somewhat prevalent in the cattle raising community. This problem has been around for some time, but with the encouragement of high input ranching it really took off and has gotten out of hand. Getting hooked is easy. A certain amount of men seem to have an […]

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Out-Sourcing/Non-Sourcing Farm and Ranch Visits

By   /  September 9, 2013  /  Fencing, Grazing Management, NRCS, Planning, Water  /  3 Comments

The committees responsible for deciding how the budget is divided to assist farmers and ranchers are meeting now and they’re wondering if you really need on farm/ranch visits or personal assistance from NRCS staffs. What do you think?

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Farm Feasibility Analysis Part 2: Spending Money to Make Money

By   /  July 15, 2013  /  Money Matters  /  2 Comments

The second part of a complete farm feasibility study is, in a word, money. Before you complete the pasture leasing or buying process, you need to know exactly what you’re getting into. Your feasibility analysis will project the costs, revenue and profits you can expect due to certain livestock management decisions. This allows you to […]

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The butterfly effect of losing GLCI funding: No more pasture walks?

By   /  April 1, 2013  /  Consider This, Grazing Management, NRCS  /  2 Comments

Grazing Lands Conservation Initiative funding supported many partnerships with grass farmers and graziers. That funding is no longer required to be dedicated to GLCI efforts. Here’s what’s happening and how it might affect you.

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