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Forage Quality on Rangelands is Dropping

By   /  July 31, 2017  /  Forage, Pasture Health  /  9 Comments

Declining forage quality is costing ranchers almost $2 billion a year, and there’s no sign of the downward trend changing.

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The Lady on the Phone Said to Call On Pasture

By   /  July 24, 2017  /  The Scoop  /  Comments Off on The Lady on the Phone Said to Call On Pasture

Someone is telling people to contact On Pasture for everything they need to know about grazing and raising livestock.

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Soil Health – We All Love It, But What Is It Worth?

By   /  July 17, 2017  /  Pasture Health, Soil  /  Comments Off on Soil Health – We All Love It, But What Is It Worth?

Soil health gets a lot of air time. But have you ever thought about what it’s actually worth in dollars? That’s the question Tom Buman of Agren decided to answer. What he learned is that we can put a dollar value on healthy soil as well as the cost of erosion. Tom worked with a […]

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Your Most Important Tool? A Pencil!

By   /  July 10, 2017  /  The Scoop  /  Comments Off on Your Most Important Tool? A Pencil!

My son thinks he is building a clubhouse. He doesn’t realize that he is a farmer in training. The sort of planning he is doing reminds me and Kathy of the sort of planning that farmers, or everyone, does. There’s a spot he’s got in mind for the clubhouse, under the canopy of trees, up a […]

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Dingo: 1, Danged Groundhog: 0

By   /  June 26, 2017  /  The Scoop  /  Comments Off on Dingo: 1, Danged Groundhog: 0

Saturday afternoon, our dog caught a groundhog. This was, in our way of thinking, very good news. The bugger had already gnawed on spring pea vines peeking through the garden fence, and we aren’t big fans of ground hogs. The other part of the good news is that Dingo seems to be showing his age, and […]

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