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PostPosted: Tue Apr 14, 2009 2:24 pm 
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I'm not sure what I will be doing with 50 acres of land. It could sit unused for the next 5 years. Should I plant grass or something similar? It was previously farmed, don't know what crop. Has been disked recently. I have no idea if it will be farmed again or ranched.

Land is located between Corpus and Brownsville, not far from the coast.

Thank you in advance.


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PostPosted: Tue Apr 14, 2009 2:56 pm 
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Perhaps boarding horses? Could build a barn or give someone a few months of their rent free for building a barn.

Or leasing to have cattle run on it. My folks have some acreage they don't really use. They let a local guy run cows on it and in trade they get a half a cow every year. Not to mention ag. exemption helps a lot on taxes & doesn't require many head.

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PostPosted: Tue Apr 14, 2009 4:37 pm 
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The land is basically plowed dirt. I'm thinking I should plant something to keep the topsoil from blowing away. Plus, I'd like to prep the land for any future usage.

BTW, I went to your website, very nice!


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PostPosted: Wed Apr 15, 2009 8:19 am 
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Thanks. Good luck with the planting. Hopefully someone will make crop suggestions.

Perhaps a green manure crop that would be easy to plow or till in later.

Justin


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PostPosted: Tue Apr 21, 2009 6:39 am 
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Thanks for the help :)


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Stop plowing it and stuff will grow. Then let someone else run goats on it.

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