The farming industry can be a particularly enticing one for certain entrepreneurs. After all, it’s a stable industry for people who know what they’re doing. There’s always a market for crops and animals (or, at least, there’s a market for those things today and in the foreseeable future). But starting your own farming business from scratch is tougher than you might imagine. And we’re not just talking about mastering the “manual labor” side of things; we’re talking about mastering the business side of things. You should take the following pieces of advice on board if you want to run a successful farming business. This guide should help you out.Read More
While there are bigger electricity consuming sectors in the USA, farming still consumes 1.74% of the nation’s electricity output. However, according to the same statistics as provided by the USDA, 6% of farms earn $56,000 from renewables. That’s net, meaning after all of their consumption, they’re left with enough homebrewed electricity to sell back to the grid. How?Read More
Customers avail land clearing services for quite a wide variety of purposes, but all with the same underlying principle. There's a patch of land they need "cleared" in order to cater for a specific purpose, and land clearing services are equipped with the means to clear such land in order to be properly used for such a circumstance. Unfortunately, despite the thrust of a lot of industries to be more sustainable and environment-friendly, not a lot of land clearing services cater to the needs of the environment. This doesn't mean there are no land clearing services with environment-friendly practices, however. In this article are a few tips to find them.Read More
Saving money around the farm is essential when times are hard; and if you are not careful, then the whole thing can quickly get out of control. Of course, if you need to save money around the farm then there are a couple of things that you can do. Take a look below to try and find out more.Read More
Despite the bucolic setting, farms are still industrial settings that pose several safety risks. When working on your farm, always keep a focus on safety. Accidents happen, but you can prevent them by paying close attention to hazards around your farm.Read More
On a farm, it’s essential to help the environment because the planet helps you. Without rich soil and heat from the sun, nothing would grow and your lifestyle would wash away like the earth after a heavy flood.Read More
Agriculture and water quality are inherently linked, and farmers and ranchers manage 70 percent of the world’s fresh water, according to the American Farmland Trust.
Water is a vital resource for farmers, and farming activities have a substantial effect on water quality. Farms impact water quality in a variety of ways, namely due to the pollutants that can run off into waterways with rain. These pollutants come from fertilizers, animal waste and soil erosion.Read More
Vegetables and fruits are mainly made out of water, so technically we’re eating less food molecules. That’s why we feel full after eating a plate full of them but that’s not it. They have an image of having lackluster taste, being bland, and difficult to cook.Read More
Summer time is the same each year. Over the course of a few months, the weather will make some drastic changes, going from being pleasantly mild to scorchingly hot. Of course, in normal conditions, this is absolutely fine, and can even be a benefit to businesses like farms, even if it makes working harder. When a heatwave comes, though, it can all be turned on its head. To help you out with this tricky time of year on your farm, this post will be exploring the preparation which can be done to make sure that the whole farm stays in working order.Read More
These days, more and more Americans are choosing to ditch the supermarket shelves and grow their own food. In fact, an impressive 35% of households grow produce at home or in a community garden. If you frequent a farm or homestead, a sturdy vehicle can be an invaluable tool. Not only can a truck help you to get work done around your property, but it can also function as an everyday vehicle for commuting to work or school. Not all trucks are created equal, however. It’s a good idea to take into consideration your unique needs when shopping for a new vehicle and find one that offers the versatility and reliability that you need. Here are some tips on how to choose a truck that can get you from Point A to Point B without a hitch.Read More
Solving the world’s food issues is a job for ag graduates.
The human population continues to increase, and that means there will be more mouths to feed than ever before. However, with the increase in population, land for crops and pasture becomes more scarce. If we want to ensure no one goes hungry, we have to find ways to produce food that is economical, environmentally-friendly and sustainable.Read More
There are many concerns facing those who run a farm these days, and one which is likely to become more and more pressing as time goes on is whether or not the way you are running your farm is environmentally sound. The truth is that keeping your head above water when it comes to environmental issues can be difficult, in part because there is just so much to do on that front, but as long as you are thinking about it as much as you can, you will find that you can generally make a considerable difference to how your farm fares in environmental terms. There are three things in particular which you might want to pay close attention to if you are to ensure that your farm is environmentally sound. Let’s take a look at what they are - along with a discussion of what you can do to improve the functioning of your own farm in this way.Read More