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What to Consider When Purchasing Farm Equipment and Machinery

Investing in farm equipment & machinery

Here are a few things to keep in mind when investing in new equipment for your farming operation.

Although they’re often necessary, it’s no secret that new farm equipment and machinery purchases are typically costly – but according to retired economist William Edwards, making smart decisions when it comes to acquisition, trading, and how much capacity to invest in can reduce machinery costs as much as $50 per acre.

In this article, we discuss a breakdown of farm machinery and equipment costs and whether or not those purchases will truly serve you and your operation.Read More

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Key Farm and Ranch Metrics to Measure and Analyze

Learn more about the metrics that matter in farming and ranching businesses.

Without clear metrics, it’s close to impossible to determine if your farm or ranch is thriving, floundering, or falling somewhere in between, but it can be tricky to determine exactly what those metrics should be as well as how to analyze them.

If you’re looking for tips on how to best measure your agricultural operation’s progress, you’ve come to the right place. Keep reading, and grab paper and a pen – you’re going to want to take notes.Read More

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How to Create a Long-Term Business Plan for Your Farm or Ranch

Discover the steps to writing a business plan designed to help you reach even the loftiest of goals.

Whether you’re launching a farming or ranching business or interested in taking your existing operation to the next level, it’s smart to create a long-term business plan to ensure you’re on the right track – after all, if you do it right, your business plan will be your roadmap to where you want to go.

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Spice Up Your Holiday Cranberries

Supporting Our Cranberry Farmers and the Nutritious Fruit is a Perfect New Year’s Dessert

Nothing makes the holiday season as memorable as delicious foods and sweets. What do you plan to bring to the New Year’s table this year? With the sales of cranberries on the rise, preparing a cranberry sauce as a New Year’s dessert might be just what you need to create that memorable tasting. Cranberries are a staple around the table at Christmas, but the vitamin-rich, tasty treat is so good, you can bring back the dish at New Years and add a special ingredient to leave your guests in awe.Read More

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Recap of 2018 Events Impacting the Agriculture Industry

Reflecting Back on Critical Events, Legislation, and More

As 2018 comes to a close, we are taking the time to reflect on what has been an eventful year for the agricultural industry. From tariffs and legislation impacting commodity prices, to natural disasters and technological advancements in farming, 2018 has impacted the ag industry for years to come. In this article, we discuss these events and their outcomes.Read More

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The Future of Hydroponics

Hydroponics is Shaping the New Way of Indoor Farming

The activity of indoor farming through hydroponics – growing plants without soil, instead using a nutrient-rich solution to deliver water and minerals to their roots – is a unique way to help produce enough food to sustain a growing population. This way of farming has been around since the 1930s, and the thinking behind it was simply to control the environmental factors that plants face outside to produce a greater output of crops. Hyrdoponics is a subset of hyrdroculture for growing plants without soil.Read More

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