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Ag News and Views: March 2017

11 Things People Believe About Bees That Aren't True

Raising bees can be an extremely rewarding agricultural enterprise. Interest in beekeeping has increased drastically throughout much of the United States. Several factors have contributed to this...

2017 Leonard Wyatt Memorial Outstanding Cooperator Award

In 2004, the Noble Research Institute established the Leonard Wyatt Memorial Outstanding Cooperator Award. The award honors an agricultural producer who exemplifies what the term "cooperator" implies...

How Often Should You Conduct Prescribed Burns?

There are many reasons why property owners use prescribed fire. The most common reasons are brush management, wildlife habitat management and forage improvement for livestock. Since the effects of...

How to Convert to Wildlife Land Tax Evaluation in Texas

In Texas, most rural land is evaluated for tax purposes as agricultural. The agricultural evaluation (1-d-1 open-space) is commonly referred to as an agricultural tax exemption. This is not a true...

Integrity Beef Alliance: Using Best Management Practices to Improve Profit

The Integrity Beef Alliance is a value-added calf program that utilizes high-quality bull genetics coupled with best cow-calf management practices to produce a quality value-added commercial calf....

Tiny Weevil Solves Big Problem

Musk thistles are invasive, noxious weeds in Oklahoma and many other states. They can infest roadsides and ditches, range and pasture lands, and occasionally even no-till farms and hayfields. The...

What Financial Ratios Can Tell You

A good set of financial records are a must when considering economic decisions in your operation. Understanding how to pull the needed data out of those records and interpreting them is key to...