Kelly talks about the practices he is doing on his farm that make him money in the carbon marketplace. He also talks with Mariah from Truterra about the other marketplace opportunities besides carbon credits that are coming down the pike soon.
With recent volatility and big price swings in Ag markets, risk management is on everyone’s mind. Business advisers tell you to manage your risk (and you should!). But before you can manage it, you must first understand it. Understanding your specific risk — and the very essence of what risk management is — can be the difference between a plan that lets you sleep at night or one that keeps you up all night.
Persistent volatility has been the name of the game for several months in commodities markets. However, the post-covid era has proved anything is possible.
Beef production has a long timeline —more than a year from birth to processed beef and if you count in 9 months of gestation, you’re pushing two years from start to a finished product. So, just like every other form of Agricultural production, beef producers need tools to remain profitable. Jared Clark — a Texas cow/calf rancher and CEO of Silveus Financial and Fidel Burciaga, Cattle Risk Advisor join me to explain the nuances of beef marketing.
Fertilizer and diesel prices are up considerably. Meanwhile farms are under increasing environmental pressure. These forces combine to create a real opportunity for manure utilization via drip irrigation. Drip irrigation, as we’ve discussed in previous episodes, is a more efficient means of delivering moisture to your crop. But drip is also a very effective means of nutrient management which saves time, machinery hours, and diesel all while eliminating the soil compaction common with manure application.
It started with a two-part question posed to us by farmers a few years ago: How can I cut the cost of removing manure waste, and how can I use the wastewater as fertilizer without breaking the bank?