I spent a couple fun days in Texas at a convention for farm writers.
I saw some things that you might be interested in -- like the Dallas Cowboy cheerleaders.
I also heard the following:
No more home runs
A Texas dairy farmer, who milks 7,000 cows and has seen his gross income cut in half this year due to lower prices, has a blueprint for any farmer or ranching facing tough times. He is now looking to lock in small profits whenever he can. “I’m not going for the home runs.”
Fertilizer for half
An Indiana hog producer said he is doing a brisk business brokering manure. He applies almost 6 million gallons of manure produced by his own animals. But he also brokers manure for his neighbors. The manure usually sells for about half the value of commercial fertilizer.
Where you can go from here
Scott McKain -- a best selling business author from Indiana -- said he owes everything he has accomplished to the greatest student organization in the world – the FFA.