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  • 2017
  • September

Tools to Manage Cattle Market Risks

Risk management tools, including hedging, are available to producers marketing cattle.

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  • 2018
  • January

Financial Records Are Important to Operational Success

Keeping financial records for the farm or ranch can help a producer make operational decisions, like whether or not to replace the feed truck. Jason Bradley, agricultural economics consultant, points out the value of keeping your pencil sharp.

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  • 2017
  • November

How to Evaluate Property for Raising Cattle

When buying land with the goal of producing cattle, consider stocking rate, forage quality and type, soil type and fertility, terrain and slope of the land, water sources in each pasture, number of pastures and traps, working pen availability and condition, fence condition and type, and other infrastructure.

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  • 2018
  • March 2018

Peptides Show Promise to Advance Agriculture

Researchers at the Noble Research Institute are taking a novel approach by investigating small peptides as a way to potentially help improve plant stress tolerance.

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  • 2018
  • March 2018

Soil microbes can suppress plant disease

Scientists are gaining a better understanding of soil microbes and how they could help control cotton root rot in alfalfa.

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  • 2018
  • April 2018

Agricultural Lease Options to Consider

Landowners who choose not to operate their land have several options when considering lease agreements. This article reviews the options from a landowner's prospective.

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  • 2018
  • April 2018

An Introduction to the Rumen Microbiome

The rumen microbiome is very complex, and the diversity of ruminal microorganisms can be affected by diet composition, genetics and environmental factors.

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  • 2018
  • August 2018

Reducing Lignin Content Can Increase Forage Quality and Disease Resistance

Lignin is a major component of plant cell walls that provides physical strength to plants, but, higher lignin concentrations can negatively affect forage digestibility. Therefore, it is best to reduce, but not eliminate, lignin in forage crops. Eliminating total lignin content can severely alter plant growth and performance in the field.

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  • 2019
  • February 2019

How to Do a Perc Soil Test for Fruit and Pecan Production

A percolation (perc) test is a soil test used to determine the adsorption of water into the soil. The perc test is also very important in agriculture because soil drainage can affect production of crops, including fruits and pecans.