Daily Digest May 3, 2011

  • Why Farmer Bloggers?
    The vision behind this project is to bring together many of the great blogs various farmers have been maintaining together in one spot yet maintain the individual blogs identity. After several… 

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  • The Dairy Cows are on Pasture
    I was going to blog about something else today, but it will have to wait. THE DAIRY COWS ARE ON PASTURE! We thought this day would never come. Today, the weather is in the upper 50′s and sunny…. 

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  • 2011 Irrigation Starts
    Due to nice spring rains, we were able to hold off turning on the water until May 3 this year. Long range forecasts had shown another front coming in, but was adjusted on Monday to show upper… 

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  • When the Birds Point Levee Broke, We ALL Lost.
    My heart is breaking for all of my friends in Southeast Missouri today.  The Army Corps of Engineers decided last night to blast the Birds Point Levee in a two mile stretch to save the Illinois town… 

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  • Yesterday, in Photos
    It was a nearly perfect spring day yesterday! And as such we got horseback and did some work. It’s time to start sorting off the dry cows. For those of you unfamiliar with the terminology, a… 

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  • Chocolate Milk – The Hero Not the Villain
    Chocolate milk is attracting lots of attention lately. Is it because this beverage contains 9 essential nutrients that are an important part of a balanced diet? Is it because this delicious… 

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  • Comment on Rebuilding Alabama and Making History by SlowMoneyFarm
    Thank you – we were extremely lucky. It’s a hit for us but in comparison to many it’s nothing. What’s real – the 7 week old boy who won’t remember his mom. She died protecting him, a niece and… 

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  • Farm Fresh Food Blog
    Two months ago I was asked by the Michigan Ag Council to participate in their new Farm Fresh Food Blog! This blog is a collaboration of Michigan farmers who share stories and recipes right from their… 

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  • Snowball Tree in California
    About as close to snowballs we get here in northern California is the Snowball Tree.  We have one on the ranch and it belongs to my mother and father-in-law.  While much of the Midwest is getting… 

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  • Conventional Agriculture Not So Conventional
    I’m not a big fan of the term conventional agriculture.  As a farmer, I know what it means, and I know it references the way I farm.  My concern with the term is how it might be interpreted by… 

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