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30 Years of Experiments Predict Crop Response to Rising Atmospheric Carbon

By   /  November 30, 2020  /  Consider This  /  No Comments

This research covers implications for the pasture “crops” we raise to feed our livestock.

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Engineered Soil Pulls Moisture From Air to Water Plants

By   /  November 16, 2020  /  Consider This  /  4 Comments

Thanks to the University of Texas at Austin for this article. A new type of soil created by engineers at The University of Texas at Austin can pull water from the air and distribute it to plants, potentially expanding the map of farmable land around the globe to previously inhospitable places and reducing water use […]

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Match.com for Grazing? These Exchanges Match Graziers and Folks Who Need Them

By   /  November 2, 2020  /  Consider This  /  1 Comment

There are lots of reasons for adding livestock to landscapes. Grazing crop residue and cover crops is a low-cost way to recycle nutrients back into the soil and increase crop production. It’s also an easy way to reduce residue for more successful no-till seeding. Land managers can use livestock to manage weeds, improve water quality, […]

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Build Your “Room” for Success

By   /  October 19, 2020  /  Consider This  /  2 Comments

A year ago I listened to an interview with author David Weinberger on CBC radio. The host was asking questions about Weinberger’s book ‘Too Big To Know.’ Weinberger posed the question, “Who is the smartest person in the room?” His answer….the room! In the book, the author talked about how the internet and our access […]

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Getting Paid For Good Grazing: The Carbon Market of the Future

By   /  October 5, 2020  /  Consider This  /  Comments Off on Getting Paid For Good Grazing: The Carbon Market of the Future

Oregon Forage and Grassland Council’s free Zoom series “Lunch With Forages” kicked off last week with a look at a potential new revenue stream for graziers: trading good grazing practices for cash. Debbie Reed, the Executive Director of Ecosystem Services Marketing Consortium, was the featured speaker and she described the carbon market and making it […]

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