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An Honest Look at Pricing

Blog: North Star Homestead Farms, LLC   -   Thursday January 30, 2014   -   By Ann, Laura, and Kara

It’s that time of year when I find myself eyeball deep in receipts, invoices, cash register slips, and scribbled notes—making sense of the mess of bookkeeping for a complex and diversified farming operation.  Spending hours upon hours with...

Ag Ins

Blog: Hog and Dogs Ranch / Produce   -   Wednesday October 03, 2012   -   By Brien and Debbie

Oh my Goodness getting ins to cover CSA's I have had a problem.The only thing I can think of is I MUST BE DOING IT WRONG, I have had USAA my whole life ,my children have it but they do not cover Ag so went to the Grange for my Ag ins,so many of our ag friends...

Organic is cheaper when you take Pollution into ac...

Blog: Miolea Organic Farm   -   Thursday September 06, 2012   -   By Brian

Recently there was as a study published by a Stanford researcher about the merits of organic versus conventional food.  Specifically the study looked at the vitamin and mineral content of fruits and vegetables and the cost difference between organic and...

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If There Was Ever a Time in America to Plant a Gar...

Blog: Spring Hill Farms   -   Tuesday January 24, 2012   -   By David

The cost of food continues to rise. If you didn't realize it, you either don't do the grocery shopping, or you haven't ask the person who does! You can do a search on the 'net and find all kinds of numbers indicating how much food products have...

Save Your Own Seed - Grow Open Pollinated Corn

Blog: Spring Hill Farms   -   Saturday October 08, 2011   -   By David

Reducing off the farm inputs can be accomplished in many different ways. One of the ways we are expanding on this is by growing open pollinated corn. I blogged here about the small pasture we were running pigs on to take off the grass, root up the soil...

Save Your Fuel Money Eat More Pork

Blog: Spring Hill Farms   -   Tuesday April 26, 2011   -   By David

Tamworth Pigs Plowing Here at Spring Hill Farms we don't like buying $4 a gallon gas anymore than you do. We don't like buying gasoline or diesel at any price as far as that goes. That's one of the main reasons we employed Tamworth pigs to renovate...

Chickens For Meat? - Cost/Breed/Feed?

Blog: Rainbow Ranch Farms   -   Saturday December 25, 2010   -   By Poly

Chickens For Meat? - Cost/Breed/Feed?   C hickens For Meat? - Cost/Breed/Feed?   For the full article please click on the link below   by Ireland-or-bust » Thu...

Feeding Hogs Something Other Than Corn

Blog: Spring Hill Farms   -   Tuesday December 14, 2010   -   By David

Tamworth Pig If you've read many of my posts you know I love old books on farming and especially pigs. I have a pretty good collection dating back as far as 1883. I've bid on books on some auction sites older than that but they end up being too rich...

3 Lies Big Food Wants You to Believe

Blog: Spring Hill Farms   -   Wednesday November 17, 2010   -   By David

Is it really cheaper to eat discount food from the grocery? I've always said "no". If you evaluate it strictly form a dollars spent at the 'regular' store, verses with your local farmer, you may erroneously come to that conclusion.  ...


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