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In the upper transition zone, most of our pastures consist of cool-season forage species. There are some natives that have been reintroduced; however, the vast majority of the forage acres are improved with Kentucky 31 tall fescue.

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Milk price has a significant impact on agriculture across the U.S. Lower prices in the past year has dairy farmers asking, “What inputs can I cut back on to reduce my cost of production and not greatly reduce my yield?”

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Some years you make money; some years you don’t – that’s the nature of agriculture, right? Not so, says Nate Riggan, certified public accountant and owner of Pointguard Financial.

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It is hard to reach your destination if you don’t know where you are going. This statement is certainly valid for a vacation or business trip, but it also applies to operation of an agricultural enterprise.

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The Southern Plains region is typically subjected to hot, dry summers followed by a moist, warm fall and spring. However, in the last couple of years, high spring rainfall has caused flooding in many areas – which is highly unusual.

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No matter what a farmer may be growing – whether it is grasses, or legumes that will become animal feed, or cereal grains, or fruits and vegetables that will be consumed by humans – none of these crops would be possible to grow were it not for healthy soils.

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