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CSI Grower Grazier Newsletter – August 2008

It seems that agriculture is one of the “Bright Spots” in this very volatile international economy. However, it isn’t so bright if you got flooded out or parched dry by the ever variable weather.  Since these letters are supposed to be giving you helpful information, we will repeat some topics that may have been covered before, […]

CSI Grower Grazier Newsletter – January 2008

THANKS FOR YOUR BUSINESS: CSI nearly doubled its sales in 07. Thankfully, Ron Ward was on board for 3 weeks per month as a consultant to “Help-Out”. He will continue in 08! THE FERTILIZER CRISIS: Wouldn’t you know it! As soon as commo­dity prices to growers started to improve someone would be there to get […]

CSI Grower Grazier Newsletter – August 2007

GLOBAL WARMING & AGRICULTURE: Oceans and forests sequester a lot more carbon than farmland based on total surface area and other absorbing factors. However, farmers can help reduce global warming while doing a lot more to increase the efficiency of their own farming operation and the quality of their production. The main carbon sequestering involves […]

CSI Grower Grazier Newsletter – January 2007

CSI NEWSLETTER BY EMAIL. We would like to send you a newsletter via email rather than snail mail. Save a Tree! Please email with the subject line: “email me your newsletter”. Other mailed inserts will also be included by email or ck web site. USING BIOLOGICALS: There are probably a few of you who have never used a biological […]

CSI Grower Grazier Newsletter – August 2006

WHO’S RIGHT & WHO’S WRONG? As in any field of endeavor, there are different interpretations of the paradigm we call Sustainable Agriculture.Let’s discuss some of them. We can go back to Rodale and his heavy emphasis on dolomite lime. He recommended it as a source of calcium and magnesium. Reams rejected its use based on the premise that the […]

CSI Grower Grazier Newsletter – January 2006

HAPPY NEW YEAR! Thanks again for making 05 our largest gross ever.And I thought life would slow down after 65! You started buying on Jan 6th, and didn’t stop till almost New Year’s, so I’ll put the calendar first. By the time you get this, we will be back from Brazil . I will be attending the Tainio Conf. in Spokane on […]

CSI Grower Grazier Newsletter – September 2005

GRAZEFEST: The Jackson, MS conference was excellent. I also attended the Stockman Grass Farmer class on year round grassfed grazing prior to the conf. Here are some of my observations. We have the knowledge and technology to produce/finish excellent grassfed beef on a year round basis most anywhere in the US. We have the genetics, […]

CSI Grower Grazier Newsletter – April 2005

SURPRISE: I certainly did not want to produce a second, time consuming and costly mailing, but too much has happened since early January for me not to keep you informed. The three most significant events concern: Our Trip to Tainio Technologies in WA; Soybean Rust (SR) and Soybean Aphid (SA); and Solving the Grassfed Finishing […]

CSI Grower Grazier Newsletter – January 2005

WELCOME TO 2005 & THANKS FOR YOUR INTEREST AND BUSINESS IN 2004! TESTING, & REACTING!: We have just returned from another great Acres USA conference. Yours truly created and chaired a two day Pre-class on subtle energies. We invited in some of the most innovative people that we know to share the teaching. They include […]

CSI Grower Grazier Newsletter – August 2004

EFFICIENCY & KNOWLEDGE: Every time Louisa brings me a soil test result to review or I go on a field trip I think of efficiency, and knowledge/education. Knowledge followed by efficiency usually produces more of everything we are trying to accomplish. Farming and ranching can be a lot of hard work performed during a lot […]