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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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Is Becoming a Grazier an Economically Viable Option?

By   /  February 27, 2017  /  Money Matters, Start Ups  /  Comments Off on Is Becoming a Grazier an Economically Viable Option?

We need your input on this conversation about making grazing a viable option for new and beginning farmers and ranchers.

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New Mexico Ranch Recovers During Drought With Rotational Grazing

By   /  February 27, 2017  /  Fencing, Grazing Management, Planning  /  3 Comments

When Nancy Ranney and her siblings took over the family ranch in 2002, they decided to try something different: Planned rotational grazing. Instead of 19 pastures grazed year-round by 18 herds, they put all the cattle in one herd and split the ranch into 31 pastures. As Nancy says, “By moving them across the landscape […]

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The Next Step In Stockmanship – Cows That Come When Called

By   /  February 27, 2017  /  The Funnies  /  Comments Off on The Next Step In Stockmanship – Cows That Come When Called

It turns out all you really have to do is name your cows and then teach them to come when called.

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Why is it Good to Have the Ground Covered by Snow?

By   /  February 27, 2017  /  Pasture Health, Soil  /  Comments Off on Why is it Good to Have the Ground Covered by Snow?

This comes to us from Mary Tiedeman, Florida International University, and Soil Science Society of America’s Blog, Soils Matter. The winter holidays may have come and gone, and we’re headed toward the first day of spring. This is clearly good news if you aren’t fond of winter. There will surely be a few more storms […]

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