Resources and information related to farming, livestock management, sustainable agricultural practices, technologies, and industry trends.

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The Future of Farming

The future of farming might just be around the corner. As we enter 2020, there is still much discussion about potential applications of clean energy and how to utilize the technology favorably and efficiently. But have you ever considered adopting such technologies on your farm or ranch?

Feb 13, 2020
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10 Tips to Stay Safe While Farming in the Winter

Farmers all over the country now that the work doesn't stop just because it's cold outside. In fact, winter weather usually brings on unique challenges that require agriculturalists to work even harder to keep up with everything.

Jan 27, 2020
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How Snowpack Affects Ranchers in the Rockies

A common motto of farmers and ranchers throughout the Rocky Mountains is “whiskey’s for drinking and water’s for fighting.” The meaning of this motto became apparent as I grew up farming and ranching in the mountain valleys of southwest Montana.

Jan 22, 2020
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Feeding Cattle in the Montana Winter

Ever wonder what it's like to be a cattle rancher in Montana in the winter? Check out this video for a behind the scenes look at feeding cattle in the cold, snowy weather.

Jan 16, 2020
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Washington Farm Loans

Today's Extreme Winter Weather Impacts Tomorrow's Crop Farming

The U.S. Department of Agriculture estimates that 90% of crop losses are related to extreme weather – but it’s not just the direct impact of summer drought, floods and severe storms. Winter weather is another important variable to consider when it comes to a successful agricultural operation. Detailed forecasting, coupled with other agricultural insights tools, can help farmers make proactive decisions regarding their crops, or even preventative decisions if necessary.

Jan 10, 2020
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Texas Snow: The Impact of Rain on Cotton Farmers

Meet the cotton farmers who are battling the odds and struggling to make ends meet. Rain, of the lack thereof, is a common culprit on the list of farmers' worries. The unpredictability of weather, combined with costly equipment and time-consuming harvests, can make or break a season. 

Nov 22, 2019
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Beef Industry

Opportunities Due to Genetic Trends in Beef Industry 

Spending time in the sale barns with ranchers and cattleman, there is continual debate about the ideal cow.  The common answer is:  She weighs about 1,200 pounds, weans a big calf, does not take a lot of feed for maintenance, and breeds back each year.  Though this is a simple answer, does not mean it is an easy one.  The direction the beef industry is heading may make finding the ideal cow even more challenging.

Mar 19, 2019