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We’re On Break – But Here’s How To Find Something to Read

By   /  December 25, 2017  /  The Scoop  /  Comments Off on We’re On Break – But Here’s How To Find Something to Read

It’s an On Pasture tradition for Kathy and Rachel to take off the last week of every year to spend  some time with our families. So we’re off this week. We’ll be back on January 2, 2017 with lots more great stuff for you. But we never leave you without something good to read! We’ve […]

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Reindeer Grazing Is Good For Plant Diversity

By   /  December 18, 2017  /  Consider This  /  1 Comment

Not only do reindeer bring us joy on Christmas Day, it turns out they can also graze for biodiversity.

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Grassroots Farmers Cooperative Helps Farmers Grow and Make Money

By   /  December 18, 2017  /  Marketing, Money Matters  /  Comments Off on Grassroots Farmers Cooperative Helps Farmers Grow and Make Money

Grass Roots Farmers’ Cooperative has grown into a $2 million-a-year business thanks to farmers working together to serve a common market, and some assistance from Heifer International. They hope their example can serve as a model for other farmer groups.

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The Idea of a Stockshare – Managing Together for Better Pastures and Better Profits

By   /  December 18, 2017  /  Grazing Management, NRCS, Planning  /  1 Comment

This is the third in a series of articles looking at how ranchers in Texas might work together to manage a landscape as a whole. Read Part 1 here, and Part 2, here. In my last two articles, I wrote about how a “Stockshare” program could help livestock raisers in the Gulf Coast region of […]

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The Right Recipe For Fertilizing Forage Grasses

By   /  December 18, 2017  /  ARS, Forage, Pasture Health  /  1 Comment

Thanks to Dennis O’Brien, ARS Office of Communications, for this article. It was published in the October 2016 issue of AgResearch Magazine. It focuses on results for forage grasses in the Southeast, but could give you some ideas about questions you could ask about your fertilizer use. Producers growing forage grass for cattle in the southeastern […]

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