Arkansas Neighbor Stories

Happy Chickens are Profitable Chickens

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While the green movement has focused more attention on environmental-friendly farming issues, farmers have always been environmentalists because their livelihood depends upon environmental sustainability that provides healthy land and healthy production.


Adding Value to Full-Time Farming

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When most people are young, they earn money in order to spend it on a new car or truck or clothes.
Both Shannon and Melissa Fancher of Huntsville, Ark., chose a different path – and it’s paying off. They now own 164 acres and have 10 broiler houses as well as almost 70 cows and 17 heifers to be  [ ... ]


It’s all about the pigs

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Sean Bansley didn’t begin his working life as a farmer.
He was a union carpenter who ended up having a small farm in Illinois, then a larger one in Iowa. He now has close to 300 acres near Harrison, Ark. Sean and his wife, Carol, are now both on the farm full time, and have worked with Berkshire p [ ... ]


Missouri Neighbor Stories

Breeding Healthier Beef

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Billy Bolch is a self-proclaimed beef eater.
“I think beef should be served three times a day,” he said with a laugh.


The Power of Prayer and a Plan

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Michele Broxton of Rolla, Mo., operates Broxton Cattle Company in Phelps County, Mo. and her mantra is “Never underestimate the power of a woman with a prayer and a plan.”


Horses, Goats and Family

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Horses, goats and show dogs. That’s how Brenda Murray of rural Dallas County outside Urbana, Mo., characterizes life on her family’s 84 acres.


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Organic Farm Funding

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Not just for Food Plots

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Cover Crops Serve Several Functions

Organic crop farmers have traditionally relied on cover crops to address a number of resource concerns.


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