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Top Ten Things To Inspect On Your Equipment

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Before the rush of fall hits, inspect your equipment early so it will be ready to go when you are.

Equipment For Your Small Farm Row Cropping

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Starting a small farm for row cropping? Many folks are “homesteading” in order to save money & eat healthier products. To get started, read our tips & advice for selecting the right equipment for your small farm.

Preparing for Wheat Harvest

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Preparing the bins used for grain storage is essential in keeping your wheat harvest safe from spoilage and pests.

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.

Alleviating Heat Stress In Chickens

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High temperatures and humidity cause heat stress in chickens, reduce broiler production & increase mortality rates. Here are the signs of an over-heated chicken and tips for managing heat stress in your poultry flock.

Moving Your Chicks Outside

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If you’re raising chicks, you’re probably wondering when you can move them from the brooder box to their permanent home outside. Your local climate and availability of outdoor heating should influence your decision, but the most basic rule of thumb is that your chicks need to be fully feathered before you put them outside full time without supplemental heat.

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?

Protecting Your Equine Operation

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Farmers have unique needs when it comes to insurance policies for their farming operations. Add horses to the equation and specific policy add-ons should be considered including: fire and theft; care, custody and control; and commercial liability. Care, custody and control insurance protects those who board or train horses or are responsible for other people's horses while breeding, racing or showing them.

Insuring Your Farm and Home to Value

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With today’s rising prices, being under-insured can create a serious financial shortfall when disaster strikes. If your property is inaccurately valued, you may not have enough coverage to fully replace your lost property, damaged equipment, supplies or inventory.

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