Licenses, Fees, and Taxes For Chicken Owners and Homesteaders

Owning chickens can be an easy way to provide your family or homestead with a steady supply of protein, but getting the room and resources to raise hens can involve quite a financial investment. Fortunately, not only are there many ways to save when rearing chickens, there are also ways for you to make money off of them if you have enough. One of the easiest ways to do this is to make yourself into a small business and claim tax breaks, but this often requires various licenses and fees, depending on your state. What are some legal documents you will need to raise and make money off your chickens?

Smart Technology Could Save Dwindling Bee Populations

According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Agriculture Statistics Service, honeybees generated nearly 163 million pounds of honey in 2016. With the cost of honey around $2.08 per pound, that amounts to more than $339 million. Honeybees, which produce six hive products, including honey, pollen, royal jelly, beeswax, propolis, and venom, used for numerous …

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Tips For Building A Fence

Fencing isn’t the most glamorous job to do on your land. It’s time consuming, tiresome and monotonous. But a good fence will do a lot more for you than just save you some grief. It ups the property value of your land, having good fences. It gives your property a good clean border. Also, and I can’t stress this enough, it keeps your cows, horses, sheep or anything else you may have where they belong a lot better than a single strand hot wire.