[Podcast] Reviewing the cow-calf model, Grand Teton Ancient Grains, All about aphids, growing corn

Season 1, Episode 13

Here’s a breakdown of the articles we’ve featured in this podcast:

  1. One size never fits all in ranching, and with tighter margins of the past several years producers are learning that cow-calf operations deserve more evaluation. New approaches to the ranching model also need new cost analyses, which economist Ben Eborn provides.
  2. Ancient grain varieties offer benefits over newer varieties – namely in low gluten levels. Grand Teton Ancient Grains ships these varieties throughout the U.S. and into 30 countries, and they’re looking for more growers.
  3. If “keep your friends close and your enemies closer” has any truth to it, then you should listen to this next article on our common enemy – aphids. Aphids cause not only direct plant damage but also by spreading virus that causes indirect damage. It’s a double-whammy, and it’s everyone’s problem.
  4. Farmers have this funny way of knowing every cow, or remembering every crop of corn, and they can prove it by talking endlessly about the differences. And a farmer might not know his neighbor’s name, but he knows everything about his neighbor’s corn. Wipe Your Feet columnist Michele Coleman relieves the corn season with us through the eyes of her family.

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