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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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Riparian Grazing: Can We Just Do The Right Thing?

By   /  March 26, 2018  /  Fencing, Grazing Management, Water, Water quality  /  3 Comments

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. Here, Troy wonders if we, as graziers, are doing all we can to protect water quality and our grazing future. At this year’s Northeast Pasture Consortium […]

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Managing Mud

By   /  March 5, 2018  /  Grazing Management, NRCS, Planning, Water quality  /  Comments Off on Managing Mud

NRCS’s Victor Shelton is in the middle of a wet and muddy spring in Indiana. He tells us, “As much as I like the warmer days right now, I probably wouldn’t turn down some frozen ground to reduce mud and the impact of very saturated ground.  One guy told me that if it were just […]

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NRCS Helps New Iowa Farmer Develop His Grazing System

By   /  October 10, 2016  /  Grazing Management, NRCS, USDA, Water, Water quality  /  Comments Off on NRCS Helps New Iowa Farmer Develop His Grazing System

When Iowa livestock producer Ryan Collins bought his 170-acre farm near Harpers Ferry, he knew from experience with USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) that the agency could help him plan a rotational grazing system. But he didn’t realize he’d get so much more assistance than that. When he first contacted NRCS for assistance, Collins […]

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