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What Do You Do When Your Grass Gets Ahead of You?

By   /  June 18, 2018  /  The Classic by NatGLC  /  3 Comments

While some of the country is droughty, other folks have found that a cool spring and lot of precipitation means that the grass got away from them and is turning to seed heads. On Pasture Community members are asking each other “Should I mow?” “Should I trample?” “Should I just stockpile?” Here are some thoughts […]

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Your Tree Planter is Saving the World – One Tree, One Planting Tube and One Weed Mat at a Time

By   /  June 11, 2018  /  Consider This  /  2 Comments

If you farm within the sprawling Chesapeake Bay Watershed or other sensitive watersheds around the country, there is a better than even chance, you’ve heard about USDA Riparian Forest Buffer Programs. These initiatives supported by the Joint Chiefs’ Landscape Restoration Partnership are actively working, in earnest, to take whatever strategies or financial measures possible, to […]

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Grazing Around Streams – More Ways To Do The Right Thing

By   /  April 23, 2018  /  Grazing Management, Water quality  /  2 Comments

We can graze around streams and avoid government regulations if we choose to do the right thing. Troy Bishopp is busy collecting examples and sharing them with On Pasture so our community can be a good example to all graziers.

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Grazing Around Streams – Three Examples of Trying to Do the Right Thing

By   /  April 16, 2018  /  Grazing Management, Water quality  /  Comments Off on Grazing Around Streams – Three Examples of Trying to Do the Right Thing

With growing concerns over riparian management and its effect on water quality, farmers and ranchers are facing tightening regulations and restrictions on grazing next to streams and water bodies. In his first article on this topic, Troy wondered if we, as graziers, are doing all we can to protect water quality and our grazing future. […]

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Treat Your Pastures Kindly This Spring for a Better Grazing Season

By   /  April 16, 2018  /  The Classic by NatGLC  /  Comments Off on Treat Your Pastures Kindly This Spring for a Better Grazing Season

These tips from Troy were timely in 2014 and in 2018. They’re things we probably need to be reminded about every year! Enjoy! Believe it or not, sometime in the very near future you will be turning animals out to pasture.  Some of you will have a plan and decide when it’s the right time […]

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