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  • News
  • Publications
  • Noble News and Views
  • 2010
  • February

How Can Farming and Ranching Survive?

Approximately 2 percent of the U.S. population is involved in farming or ranching. Of that number, more than half are small operators. Therefore, less than 1 percent of our population is truly engaged in farming.
  • News
  • Publications
  • Noble News and Views
  • 2009
  • September

Become a Beef Advocate

Providing industry members with the tools to respond to these positions, the National Cattlemen's Beef Association has developed a free, self-directed educational program called the Master of Beef Advocacy to equip cattlemen and women to be the voice of the cattle industry.
  • News
  • Publications
  • Noble News and Views
  • 2009
  • November

Supplement Conversion Ratio

Most cattle producers are familiar with the term "feed conversion." It is simply the amount of feed an animal consumes as compared to the amount of body weight gained, expressed as a ratio.
  • News
  • Publications
  • Noble News and Views
  • 2013
  • October

Resource management optimizes land use and profit potential

It has been a long time since profits from agricultural activities have justified the price of land. Escalated prices are often attributed to speculation, but with a fixed land resource and a growing population, the price of land is likely to continue to increase over the coming decades.
  • News
  • Publications
  • Legacy
  • 2017
  • Winter

Ask the Expert: James Locke

James Locke, soils and crops consultant, provides a historical perspective on the impact of agriculture practices on the environment and how modern agriculture is able to do more with less.

  • News
  • Publications
  • Legacy
  • 2019
  • Spring 2019

5 Noble Researchers, Consultants Share Their Personal Ag Stories

Many at the Noble Research Institute raise cattle and are otherwise engaged in production agriculture outside of their full-time jobs. Others grew up on farms and ranches. These are their stories.

  • Blog

U.S. Pecan Growers Face Devastating Storms, Tariff Trouble

History has shown that the pecan industry is resilient, but the tariff trouble is proving to be just one hurdle the U.S. pecan industry needs to overcome. Thanks to recent storms, pecan growers now have bigger problems.