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  • Daily Prep

    Benefits of Rotational Grazing

    An infographic on using temporary partitions
    by Jason Wiskerchen

    Thursday, October 8, 2015, 11:59 PM

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    An informative infographic that describes the many cost, health, and end product benefits of using a rotational grazing system to manage pastures and rotate your animals.  Take a look and learn how you can take advantage of these new methods.

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  • What Should I Do?
    Portable Electric Chicken Fencing

    Chicken Paddock Shift

    Rotational free ranging chickens
    by Phil Williams

    Monday, June 9, 2014, 6:22 PM

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    I am a big fan of the paddock shift method of raising chickens. It is the healthiest way to raise chickens, and it allows you to control where they go, and where they are excluded. You end up with a healthier pasture which gives you healthier chickens, therefore healthier meat and eggs.

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  • Blog
    Farmland LP

    A Weekend On The Farm

    An excellent investment of time (and money)
    by Adam Taggart

    Wednesday, June 4, 2014, 2:55 PM

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    If you've been a reader of PeakProsperity.com for more than a few months, you've likely heard us talk about Farmland LP. It's a fund that purchases over-farmed, depleted conventional farmland (at a discounted price), and then spends years nursing the land back to organic status using sustainable farming methods.
     
    As an investor, I have the opportunity to tour any of the fund's 5 farm properties, which are located in southern Oregon and central California. So that just what I did this past weekend when the Farmland team held its first annual investor gathering at its newest (and largest) property in Stockton, CA.

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    The U.S. Drought Is Hitting Harder Than Most Realize

    Repercussions are everywhere
    by Chris Martenson

    Thursday, August 30, 2012, 12:02 AM

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    This is an important update on the U.S. drought of 2012, the combined record-setting July land temperatures, and their impact on food prices, water availability, energy, and even U.S. GDP. 

    Even though the mainstream media seems to have lost some interest in the drought, we should keep it front and center in our minds, as it has already led to sharply higher grain prices, increased gasoline costs (via the pass-through of higher ethanol costs), impeded oil and gas drilling activity in some areas (due to a lack of water), caused the shutdown of a few operating electricity plants, temporarily reduced red meat prices (but will also make them climb sharply later) as cattle are dumped on feed- and pasture-management concerns, and blocked and/or reduced shipping on the Mississippi River.  All this and there's also a strong chance that today's drought will negatively impact next year's winter wheat harvest, unless a lot of rain starts falling soon.

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