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Manage employees, analyze yield drivers, explore forage markets, become more confident in preparing farm financial statements, and untangle farm succession issues.

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Often, I consult with livestock producers testing forage for their animals. Inevitably there are two numbers on the report they are most concerned with, protein and RFV. Protein is an important value to understand if the forage meets animal requirements, and RFV is a useful index to quickly compare or rank forages.

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The largest expense for most stockman is winter feed or supplements.  The more time that cattle can graze without needing hay, the better.  Today there are new forage varieties that can fill some gaps in the grazing calendar, enabling cattle to graze for more of the year.

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It can be difficult to make the right decisions when it feels like everything is on the line. Times of uncertainty can impose pressures that cause the decision-making process to malfunction.

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Double KS Farms LLC

“Every minute counts,” said Jim Schmidt. Schmidt and his family run Double KS Farms LLC, an 8,000-acre no-till grain farm near Manhattan, Kansas.

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Ranchers often use fire to help control or retard invasive species or brushy plants like juniper or cedar, create more forage for livestock or reduce fuel loads to help prevent catastrophic wildfires.

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As we move through 2020, many of you may have seen ads on TV, in print or heard a radio ad seeking plaintiffs for the glyphosate class action litigation. Suits against the manufacturers of glyphosate have resulted in three jury verdicts in favor of the plaintiffs.

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