Those who pursue a different path often meet with skepticism in our society. This is perhaps nowhere quite as true as in the area of agriculture.
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When it comes to keeping livestock, the water supply of your land base can be a major limiting factor. Therefore, before you invest any money in farm animals, it is crucial that you take stock of your water situation first. Supply Let’s start by examining the water resources you have available: What water sources do… Continue reading Getting Started With Livestock Part 1: Water
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Water for Every Farm is rather heavy reading, but it does address adapting farming practices to the land.
Is the thought of planning a rotational or management-intensive grazing system daunting to you? If you are new to the concept, you will probably appreciate this free guide from the University of Minnesota Extension Service—Grazing Systems Planning Guide. The Grazing Systems Planning Guide is directed at beginners. It walks graziers through the planning process sequentially.… Continue reading Grazing Systems Planning Guide
Organic gardeners have many good reasons to use mulch besides aesthetics. We’ll give you three.
One of the most recent trends in health is “raw” water. Simply put, raw water is water that has not been filtered or treated in any way. It may come from a well, a spring, a pond, or directly from the sky, but the point is that raw water is water in an unprocessed state.… Continue reading What is “Raw” Water?
Adjusting Livestock Production In an effort to reduce hog numbers, payments were also distributed to farmers who would destroy their piglets and pregnant sows. About 6 million piglets were slaughtered under the Agricultural Adjustment Act (AAA). A cattle-purchasing program was similarly implemented under the Drought Relief Service in areas where the Dust Bowl had hit the… Continue reading The Agricultural Adjustment Act in the Great Plains: Part 2
Fortunately, this problem is structural in nature, and therefore will not cause an epidemic.