2011 Archive

What Is a Property's Potential?

Knowing as much as possible about the land before you purchase it can prevent you from making serious mistakes before you even get started.

A Helping Hand for Agricultural Producers

To help people stay engaged in agriculture, the AgrAbility Project was created in 1991 as part of the 1990 Farm Bill. Currently, 24 states have AgrAbility Projects to assist agricultural producers with disabilities.

Cattle Handling Facilities

Cattle handling facilities are necessary for proper animal husbandry. Low stress cattle handling practices combined with good facilities will allow you to process cattle safely and efficiently.

Soil Nutrient Mining and Switchgrass Management

Over the past several years, U.S. national bioenergy policy has provided incentives for the development of large-scale production of bioenergy products produced from cellulosic biomass crops, such as switchgrass.

Redear Sunfish

Redear sunfish is a member of the sunfish family. This family of fish contains many species, including bluegill, largemouth bass and white crappie, just to name a few.

USDA-NRCS Has a Very Useful Tool in Web Soil Survey

The Web Soil Survey is one of the most useful tools a producer, consultant or agricultural scientist will find for obtaining soils information on a particular land area.

Sesame as an Alternative Crop

Sesame is one of the most ancient oilseed crops and is used for cooking and other culinary preparations in various parts of the world. Sesame seed contains 50 percent oil and 25 percent protein.

2011 Cattle Prices: Are They Real?

Many producers have questions about the cattle prices we are seeing in early 2011. Specifically, they want to know if these prices can be maintained and where prices are headed.

Use Moisture Management Strategies to Survive Drought

When the rain falls, here are some tips and strategies that will help you capture and use as much of it as you can.

Farm and Ranch Vehicle Compliance

Every day, farmers and ranchers load up their trucks and trailers with agricultural products and haul those materials to and from their farms and ranches. Every time they do, they could be subject to the tangled web of transportation regulations implemented and enforced by an alphabet soup of state and federal agencies.