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With a little planning and creativity, you can find many affordable, day-to-day opportunities for teaching children valuable financial lessons. Consider these low-cost ways to help instill good financial sense:

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In downtown New York City, men in business suits talk about cows. Actually, they even talk about killing cows – the sacred cows in their businesses.

These figurative sacred cows are things that have been immune to criticism and need to be culled.

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Exposure to deadly silo gases continues to occur wherever silos exist and will continue to be a hazard on the farm as long as silage remains a common feedstuff for livestock.

Exposure to silo gas can cause serious injury: severe respiratory distress, permanent lung damage and, in some cases, death.

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Effective communication between a dairy herd’s advisers can greatly enhance its performance. The herd veterinarian and nutritionist are usually both key individuals that have a vested interest in a dairy’s success, and making sure they are both working together as effective team members to evaluate current programs and set new goals is a mark of most successful dairies.

The interaction and relationship between the nutritionist and veterinarian can be challenging, as their areas of knowledge and expertise often overlap.

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It’s been a tough summer, and you are wondering if this is the last season for you working on the farm because you are tired of the chronic fighting.

No matter how hard you have worked at trying to get along and make things work, sometimes the conflict situation cannot be resolved. You need to move on, realizing that you can only control your own actions. To continue in the muck takes endless energy, and it is draining you.

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Have you ever found yourself captivated by the sales pitch of a late-night infomercial? As much as I’d like to believe their bold claims, I’m a realist. Sure, I’d love to get rich while working from home for just a couple of hours a day.

And who doesn’t want to chop, blend, mix and juice anything in mere seconds for just three easy payments of $30, and while losing 10 kilograms?

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