R. Zane Martin

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SkyGreens Vertical Farm - A compact solution to low-impact food production.

World’s first low carbon hydraulic water-driven, tropical vegetable urban vertical farm, using green urban solutions to achieve enhanced green …

The Scoop on Feeding Kelp to Livestock

<i>I like to post a variety of content here on The Prairie Homestead, and for the most part, we keep it pretty light and fun. But every once and a</i> …

11 Rules for Beginning Farmers to Live By

February 13, 2014<p><i>Photo by Rachael Brugger</i><p>In days gone by, farms were passed on from one generation to the next. A farm was among a family’s most …

Farming

Goat birthing and raising kids

By Jackie Clay<p>Issue #112 • July/August, 2008<p>Dairy goats form one of the cornerstones of our homestead. Not only do they provide milk, cheese, ice …

Six-Figure Farming with The Market Gardener, Jean Martin Fortier - Organic Gardening

I recently attended The Six Figure Farming Tour Conference with Jean Martin Fortier, author of <i>The Market Gardener- A Successful Growers Handbook for</i> …

Farming

This "Mad Genius" Organic Farmer's Ideas Are Working. He's Grossing $100K An Acre...

<b>A quick note from our founder-</b><p>Over the past year, my friend Dave at PaleoHacks has been working on a secret cookbook with world-renowned Le Cordon …

Learn to love the pigginess of a pig, says America's rockstar farmer Joel Salatin

If ever there was a rockstar farmer, it has to be American Joel Salatin.<p>He is the poster boy for the alternative food movement and draws annual crowds in Australia – farmers and tree changers alike – to hear his version of the “land-healing” gospel.<p>From his website: “We are in the redemption …

Agriculture

New Orleans, LA - Feb. 2, 2015

New Orleans, LA - Feb. 2, 2015 - Today, U.S. Department of Agriculture's Deputy Secretary Krysta Harden (USDA) announced more than $18 million in …

A Guide To The Fascinating Secret Language Of Cattle Branding

The concept of cattle branding may make some people squeamish, but the nearly 500-year-old practice is one of the main factors keeping the world's …

Hidden Retirement Savings Opportunity: Health Savings Accounts

Source: Thinkstock<p>You probably know the drill when it comes to saving for retirement. Put as much money as you can into your 401(k) or IRA, invest …

1 Super Easy Way to Energize Your Retirement Portfolio

Closed-end funds like Kayne Anderson MLP Investment Co. and Tortoise Energy Infrastructure Corp make it easy for investors to add high-yielding MLPs …

Investing

3 Energy Stocks We Wouldn't Sell If Oil Hit $10 Tomorrow

There are some companies you just hang on to through thick and thin. These three companies fit the bill.<p>When investing in energy companies, you must …

3 IRA Stocks You Can Buy and Hold Forever

If you've opened an IRA, you've taken one of the most important steps toward building the retirement of your dreams -- but it's important to know what to <i>do</i> with that IRA. Choosing investments to hold in an IRA is the most intimidating part of the process for many people, but it doesn't need to be. …

Energy Dept. plans up to 5-million-barrel oil buy

SAN FRANCISCO (MarketWatch) — The U.S. Energy Department plans to buy up to five million barrels of crude oil for the Strategic Petroleum Reserve, a …

Oil

Is 'Sustainable Beef' an Oxymoron?

In the face sagging beef sales, a slew of U.S. beef industry stakeholders have formed the U.S. Roundtable for Sustainable Beef (USRSB) to figure out …

Agriculture

The global financial markets might get a wake-up call on Wednesday

U.S. stock markets are in the midst of a "'patient' panic" ahead of Wednesday's Federal Reserve statement, when many investors expect a change in the Fed's language that would send the clearest signal yet that a rate hike is coming soon.<p>The S&P 500 has fallen 2.6 percent since February's …

Federal Reserve