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To Clip/Mow Your Pasture Or Not – That is the Question

By   /  July 16, 2018  /  NRCS, The Classic by NatGLC  /  No Comments

Here’s a question that comes up all the time. In this article from July of 2016 Victor Shelton describes why it’s a good idea sometimes, and maybe not others. We talked about clipping pastures in June. I’m still getting questions and comments by email about it; all good. There certainly are two sides to this […]

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Creating Resilient Soil With Cover Crops and Integrated Livestock

By   /  April 30, 2018  /  Grazing Management, NRCS  /  Comments Off on Creating Resilient Soil With Cover Crops and Integrated Livestock

Thanks to Kara Pugsley, the South Dakota Soil Health Coalition and the Natural Resources Conservation Service for this profile in soil health. If you’d like to virtually visit the Reimnitz farm, check out the 4:46 video at the end of this article where Jordan describes his farm and work. Farmer and livestock producer Jordan Reimnitz has […]

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Schooley Ranch Conservation Planning Makes for the Cleanest Water in South Dakota

By   /  April 2, 2018  /  Grazing Management, NRCS  /  Comments Off on Schooley Ranch Conservation Planning Makes for the Cleanest Water in South Dakota

Last week Troy Bishopp wrote about some of his frustrations with riparian grazing management, wondering, “Can We Just Do The Right Thing?” Well, here’s an example of a ranch in South Dakota that has worked hard on providing the folks downstream with plenty of good clean water. Chad Schooley of Schooley Ranch in Castlewood, South […]

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Less Lawn Mowing = More Bees

By   /  March 26, 2018  /  Consider This, NRCS  /  1 Comment

Sometimes bringing back the bees can be as simple as doing less, not more. Now scientists can tell you how often to mow your lawn to get the most bees possible.

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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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