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Keep Chickens Well Watered in Summer

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Planning for summer chicken care will ensure that your flock has sufficient water on very hot days. The poultry experts at Southern States have some helpful tips for keeping your chickens cool and hydrated during the heat of summer.

Farm Contingency Planning

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Contingency planning is an important part of farm or ranch management. A contingency plan determines how a farm will respond to a crisis or disaster and how quickly it will be able to resume normal operations. Key decision makers can jump into action without having to come up with a plan in the middle of a crisis. If something tragic happens, are you prepared?

Attracting Wild Turkeys

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Wild turkeys, notoriously picky about their living conditions, require a more specialized environment than many other types of wildlife. You can, however, manage your land to attract and retain wild turkeys by knowing something about their preferred foods and habitat.

Tractor Safety Guidelines

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Studies show tractors are involved in a high proportion of farm injuries and fatalities, causing productivity losses, serious injury and loss of life. Fortunately, you can prevent most accidents by staying vigilant and following a few basic tractor safety guidelines.

Plan Your Garden

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Determine the plant hardiness zone as defined by the USDA

Insurance Review Checklist

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Many people purchase insurance for their home or farm and then neglect to periodically review their policy or reassess their insurance needs. Unfortunately, this can lead to a gap in insurance coverage and prove costly when you file a claim and discover that you are underinsured. It's a good idea to meet with your insurance agent annually or whenever there is a change to your personal life circumstances or your farming business.

Nationwide's Land As Your Legacy Program

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Nationwide's Land As Your Legacy program helps provide security to families engaged in the agricultural community so that the land and businesses that you have worked for generations will be preserved and remain a legacy for generations to come. The program customizes estate planning for farmers, ranchers and others in agribusiness.

Training Hunting Dogs

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There are so many factors to consider. Breed, sex, quarry, type of hunting, the individual temperament of the dog and whether the dog will be working alone or with others, will all have an effect on the relationship and how the animal needs to be managed. However, the secret to bringing up a good hunting dog can actually be summed up in a single word: trust.

Tips on Choosing the Right Food for your Pet

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Selecting the proper diet for your companion pet can help ensure a happy, healthy life for your dog or cat. But did you know that your pet’s health and well being can be tarnished by improper handling and storage once you bring the pet food home?

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