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Thriving On Trust

By   /  March 27, 2017  /  Consider This  /  No Comments

This CommonGround* video, “Thriving on Trust” — features Colorado rancher and CommonGround volunteer Kelsey Pope, along with her mother, Cindy Frasier.  It offers an inside look at the trust that is built between a farmer or rancher and their livestock.  the interdependent relationship that ranchers have with their herd.  As Kelsey puts it, “The animals […]

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Maintaining Sagebrush-Covered Landscapes Keeps Water on the Land for Ranchers and Wildlife

By   /  March 20, 2017  /  ARS, Consider This, Forage, Pasture Health, USDA  /  No Comments

Thanks to  Justin Fritscher, Natural Resources Conservation Service, for bringing us this summary of research benefiting ranchers and wildlife. Removing invading conifer trees improves the health of sagebrush ecosystems, providing better habitat for wildlife and better forage for livestock. And now, new science shows these efforts may also help improve late-season water availability, which is […]

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What’s the Difference Between Grain-Fed and Grass-fed?

By   /  March 13, 2017  /  Consider This  /  1 Comment

Shannon shares what grass-fed customers need to know about what makes a piece of grass-fed meat different from grain-fed, and what that means in the kitchen so they can have the best meal possible.

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The Consequences of Doing or Not Doing

By   /  March 6, 2017  /  Consider This  /  1 Comment

When I mow the grass, it is an ecological catastrophe for some creatures, a boon to others. When I keep living roots in the soil, I increase stability and complexity of soil life. When I plough or grow annual crops—in my garden, for example—I create havoc for many types of fungi, some of which are […]

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Ag Research Can Help the Economy and Inform Policy

By   /  February 27, 2017  /  Consider This  /  Comments Off on Ag Research Can Help the Economy and Inform Policy

This comes to us from Cody Sullivan, U.S. Forest Service Research and Development. When most people think of forests, science isn’t the first thing that comes to mind, but, perhaps, it should. That’s because the U.S. Forest Service Research and Development program oversees projects across many science disciplines including forestry, genetics, wildlife, forest products and […]

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