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The Secret of Successful Farming/Ranching

By   /  August 27, 2018  /  The Classic by NatGLC  /  Comments Off on The Secret of Successful Farming/Ranching

After six decades of farming, Don Ashford knows a lot about what it takes to be successful. But if he were to give you just one piece advice, it might be this. Enjoy this Classic by NatGLC from our August 2015 edition. When he was 95 years old Scott Nearing, who has been described as […]

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The Wildfire and Weed Cycle – What We Know About Slowing the Growth of Both

By   /  August 27, 2018  /  Forage, NRCS, Pasture Health, Weeds  /  1 Comment

Thanks to Justin Fritscher of the NRCS for this great information! Out West, wildfires and weeds are closely linked. The spread of invasive grasses is leading to more frequent and intense wildfires. These invasive grasses degrade the health of native rangelands, which threatens both wildlife and rural ways of life. An estimated 100 million acres of […]

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Can Cows Save the Planet? I Don’t Know – But Maybe They Can Save the Ranch

By   /  August 27, 2018  /  Grazing Management, Planning  /  2 Comments

Can cows save the planet? Can cows reverse global warming? Can cows sequester carbon and prevent erosion and fix habitat problems? Can cows feed the world? Honestly, I just don’t know. These are big, complicated questions that seem to depend on a whole bunch of variables, things beyond my ability to suss out. Some Simple […]

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Electric Fence Experiment Has Expected Ending

By   /  August 27, 2018  /  The Funnies  /  Comments Off on Electric Fence Experiment Has Expected Ending

We all know what’s going to happen. Even so, it’s funny to watch these folks demonstrate how electric fencing, insulation, and grounding works with the expected outcome. See below for the explanation provided by the experimenters in the video. From Angus Fowles, the video’s creator: “For the benefit of the wider science community, I thought […]

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Custom Grazing: Why I Got Out

By   /  August 27, 2018  /  Money Matters  /  5 Comments

After five start-up years as a custom grazier, Meg decided to make some changes. Here she talks about why and what her new set up is.

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