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The Grazier’s Bookshelf

By   /  February 20, 2017  /  Consider This  /  No Comments

The icy hand of winter grasped my little valley just after Thanksgiving. After a fabulous grass-growing fall, the dark curtain fell, which meant I began watching the mailbox in earnest as winter is the time of year new books arrive, some of them about grazing. Recently I’ve written about steps people might take to explore […]

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A Conservation Group That Loves Farmers and Ranchers

By   /  February 13, 2017  /  Consider This  /  No Comments

Since it’s Valentine’s Day, here’s a little love for all our readers.

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Better Than Circling the Wagons

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

Circle the wagons… An expression “…traditionally used by 19th century American settlers traveling to the West in convoys of Conestoga wagons. When faced with attack, such as by hostile Native American tribes, the travelers would rapidly form a circle out of their wagons, bringing the [vulnerable]… to the center of the circle….This tactic was popularly […]

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Herbivores Might Save Coral Reefs

By   /  January 30, 2017  /  Consider This  /  Comments Off on Herbivores Might Save Coral Reefs

We know that well-managed grazing can help maintain rangelands and wildlife habitat. Turns out grazing is important for coral reef survival too.

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A Really Big Graphic Gives Perspective On Earth’s Temperature

By   /  January 23, 2017  /  Consider This  /  3 Comments

The average temperature on earth has always had its ups and downs. Changes in the tilt of the earth’s axis, volcanic activity, changes in solar activity and more have all helped make the planet warmer and colder over time. During the Paleocene Earth was so warm that crocodiles swam above the Arctic Circle. Just 20,000 […]

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