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Graziers and Crop Farmers Benefit From Working Together – Part 1

If you're looking over at the remains in your neighbor's crop residue or cover crops and are seeing potential forage, you'll like this two-part...

Soil Health Principles Part 3 – Keep the Soil Covered

This is the third in our series on soil health principles as presented by Buz Kloot, film maker and Research Associate Professor at the...

New Discovery on the Mechanics of Keeping Carbon in the Soil and What It Means For Your Pastures

Imagine you're a carbon molecule floating in the atmosphere and your mission is to get from there into the soil and stay there for...

Canopeo – An App to Help You Measure Your Pasture Cover

In his article this week, Troy Bishopp describes an app that Victor Shelton used to look at cover on Troy's pastures. With just a...

Discovery Helps Plants Make a Connection With Soil Fungi

Ten years of work result in the discovery of the gene that allows plants and mycorrhizal fungi to interact and could lead to plants that require less fertilizer and can survive and thrive in arid environments.

Bury Your Briefs: Discover the Keys to Soil Health “Tighty Whitey” Style

Thanks to Kara Pugsley and the South Dakota Soil Health Coalition for sharing this article with us! South Dakota farmers are planting something new to...

Back to Grass – Turning Marginal Cropland to Pasture For a Diverse Sustainable Operation

Darin Michalski's direction in life was influenced by his father. "Dad didn't like farming much. He was more into cattle. He always cussed some...

Can You Make Money Turning Cropland Into Pasture?

Current corn prices along with reduced availability of perennial pasture have some producers asking about the economics of turning cropland into forage for cow/calf...

Drought Recovery Assistance

Not getting the moisture you need? USDA Farm Service Agency can't send rain, but they can help with the monetary impacts.

Italian and Annual Ryegrasses in Cropping Systems

Let's talk Italian Ryegrass. Why? It's a great forage, and it has all kinds of uses in cropping and pastures. If you're not already considering it, we hope this series will give you some food for thought.

Planning Crop Rotations for Dairy, Livestock and Cash Crop Farms

Got Winter? Take advantage of these "quiet" months to design your cropping plans. That way you can avoid the domino effect of mistimed applications or harvests, because you'll know just what to do when as the weather starts to warm up. It may seem complicated, but Kitty helps you start the journey with one step at a time.

Are You Covered Enough? We Weren’t

Bruce and Beth are good farmers and smart business people. They're the last people you would expect to face the situation they're facing after fire destroyed two farm buildings. They share their experience being under-insured to make sure it doesn't happen to you, and to ask for something they rarely ask for: Help.

Setting Up an Intensive Grazing System That Works – Pasture Recovery Periods

Regardless of your irrigation status, you'll find great tips here on improving spring pastures, getting more forage with less nitrogen, adding legumes and preventing and reducing parasite problems.

Build Soils with Good Forage

Here's how to manage your cover crops as a soil builder while taking advantage of forage.

Winter Swath Grazing Works

If you're harvesting cover crops, here's how you might use them in pasture. Or consider this as the beginning of a plan to have your livestock spend more time in pasture in the winter, and less time being fed by you.

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