USDA funds wetland and farmland conservation projects
Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced that $328 million in conservation funding is being invested to help landowners protect and restore key farmlands, grasslands and wetlands across the nation. FULL STORY »
Congress urged to bring common sense to Endangered Species Act
The Arkansas Farm Bureau and the American Farm Bureau Federation today called for clear, cost-benefit analyses from regulatory agencies that enforce the Endangered Species Act. Since current rules account only for government expenditures, Arkansas Farm Bureau President Randy Veach said the often oppressive cost of ESA enforcement on the private sector gets ignored. FULL STORY »
Jolley: Is water the new oil?
We've fought ugly wars over oil. We've developed horrendously expensive infrastructures where nothing existed before so we can transport oil from where it was to where it needed to be. Tankers the size of small cities ply the oceans to bring oil from there to here. FULL STORY »
Protocols on the dairy farm for beef quality
Dairymen should be cognizant of daily management practices that impact beef and dairy products reaching the public’s dinner plate and develop written protocols to minimize the risk of negatively impacting quality and safety. FULL STORY »
Easy rider: Turn UTVs into ranch workhorses
The iconic ranch vehicle — jingling with pop cans and fencing pliers and stuffed with saddle blankets and salt blocks, driven on terrain the “going to town pickups” never see — can still be found on most cattle operations. FULL STORY »
Got manure? What's it worth?
Do you wish you had more manure? Do you have too much manure? Got a plan for your manure? Is spreading manure a necessary chore, or is it an opportunity to enhance your bottom line? FULL STORY »
Don't stop: Add CRB (continuous round baler) to your vocabulary
We suggested there was a continuous round baler (CRB) coming to market to our custom round baler on Friday. “That’s impossible!” he exclaimed. FULL STORY »
Making decisions with 4H/other project money earned this summer
Was there communication between parents and youth regarding money and making financial decisions? Ask yourself what is important to you, how you grew up and what types of values you have had? FULL STORY »
Power take-off devices can rip safety out of a farm
Donnie Summers of Lathrop, Missouri, distinctly remembers the day his father’s overalls got caught in a power take-off (PTO) of a silage cutter. The revolving device ripped his coveralls off and even pulled one sock out of his work boots. FULL STORY »
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