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About this blog

I was asked this in a status update. After the first part, I realized it would probably fit better here, so here is my first attempt at a blog and first attempt to fully answer this question, to the best of my ability.

If you have a question or if I explained something poorly or somewhat skipped it, let me know in the comments or in some way and I will try to answer or fix it.

I will apologize for any grammar and spelling mistakes, I'm currently the "night shift" of the farm, meaning this is usually being written between 1 and 4 AM. I am hoping this comes off more like a conversation than a report.

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Measurement Explanations

So I use the US Standard System. This is different from the Imperial and Metric System. Common explanations for measurements. A bushel, to make it easy here, is 60 pounds. Yes it does vary from crop to crop. It is a measurement of volume + weight. lbs is pounds. # can mean lbs or 100 pounds. CWT is a "hundred weight". A ton is 2000lbs ' means foot/feet. " is inches. To make this easy, an Acre is about the size of a North American Football Field, and there is about 2

The Introduction & The Background

We farm and ranch around the Geographical Center of North America and as a result I can only comment on basically Great Plains/Northern Plains/Canadian Praries farming and ranching. We are on the USA side of the border, but not that terrible far from it. We have about 3000 acres under cultivation.  We have about 300 cow calf pairs of beef cattle, mostly of the Hereford breed.  Our land ranges from flatter than glass to rivaling the Palouse region of Washington State. Trees only ex
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