Farming

Farming Practices That Could Make You Money In Other Marketplaces

Farming Practices That Could Make You Money In Other Marketplaces

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.

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Understanding Risk is Key to Managing Risk

Understanding Risk is Key to Managing Risk

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.

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Cattle Markets: Understanding (& Navigating!) Post-Covid Volatility

Cattle Markets: Understanding (& Navigating!) Post-Covid Volatility

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.

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Cattle Marketing and Risk Management Strategies

Cattle Marketing and Risk Management Strategies

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.

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Nutrient Management With Drip Irrigation 

Nutrient Management With Drip Irrigation 

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.

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Turning Waste Into Value Through Subsurface Drip Irrigation

Turning Waste Into Value Through Subsurface Drip Irrigation

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?

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Dan's Stretch Acres

Dan's Stretch Acres

Dan is maximizing a 40 acre field to supply feed for his cow-calve operation and then finish the field with a corn crop. Today he is cutting a rye blend and making room to plant corn in a few days.

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