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Rancher Doubles Forage Production by Grazing Half and Resting Half

By   /  February 4, 2019  /  NRCS, The Classic by NatGLC  /  No Comments

In February of 2017 we took readers on a summer visit to South Dakota with this article and video. Since so many of you just made it through the Polar Vortex, we thought another summer trip was in order in 2019. We hope it helps you look forward to warmer times! Charlie and his wife […]

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Is There One Right Answer?

By   /  January 28, 2019  /  NRCS, The Scoop  /  4 Comments

When I was working for the Bureau of Land Management and stationed at Utah State University, a friend and I started an internship program called “Tehabi.” It gave students the background and experience they needed to work for land management agencies like the National Park Service, the Forest Service and the Bureau of Land Management, and helped […]

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Thinking of Seeding Your Pastures?

By   /  January 21, 2019  /  Forage, NRCS, Pasture Health, Soil, Weeds  /  1 Comment

By this time of year, any seeding of forages would be considered a dormant seeding. Seeds planted now will lay there until the right conditions present themselves closer to spring. Most producers with pasture or hay ground understand the concept of “frost-seeding.” Frost-seeding is taking advantage of the freeze-thaw process of the soil during winter […]

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Good Grazing Management Brings an Ecosystem Back to Life

By   /  December 17, 2018  /  Grazing Management, NRCS  /  3 Comments

“This is so much more than just stewardship of the land. It’s about modeling the behaviors that we all should have, whether we’re a homeowner in town, a 10-acre ranchette, or a 10,000 acre ranch.” – Tanse Herrmann, USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service When Gary and Amy Cammack purchased 927 acres of rangeland in 1984, it […]

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Winter Stockpile Grazing Tips

By   /  December 10, 2018  /  Fencing, Grazing Management, NRCS, Planning  /  2 Comments

I’m not really sure where this year went. At least for me, it seems like it should still be October, but the weather outside indicates a different message. Grazing activity for a lot of producers starts slowing down this time of year. If you are still grazing, and I hope you are, then you are […]

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