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Drought and Soil Health: Are You Resilient?

By   /  May 15, 2018  /    /  No Comments

Investing in water and soil health on your land is an investment in your business Do you want to learn more about how you can better adapt to drought while improving soil and range health and ranch economics? Are you interested in brush management and grazing strategies that increase production, plant growth and diversity of […]

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What Happens To Your Pasture Lease in Drought?

By   /  April 2, 2018  /  Leasing Pasture, Money Matters  /  Comments Off on What Happens To Your Pasture Lease in Drought?

Do you rent pasture? What happens if drought lowers pasture production below expectations? Specifically, what does your pasture lease say about drought? It’s hard to think about drought in at the beginning of spring, but drought can play havoc on pasture leases. All too often, pasture leases fail to include an appropriate plan to adjust […]

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Protecting Your Forage During and After Drought

By   /  January 18, 2016  /  Forage, Pasture Health, Soil  /  2 Comments

Editors’ Note: This article is the first in a series  about managing through and after drought. This one is all about the importance of pasture walks to set yourself up for making the best grazing management decisions by paying attention to the right things, and then thinking about them as you plan. While your vegetation […]

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Healthy Soils Hold Water, But Not Too Much

By   /  August 24, 2015  /  Pasture Health, Soil  /  Comments Off on Healthy Soils Hold Water, But Not Too Much

Here’s how to make sure your soils hold enough water, but not too much.

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Making Destocking Decisions During Dry Spells and Drought

By   /  July 27, 2015  /  Grazing Management, NRCS, Planning  /  Comments Off on Making Destocking Decisions During Dry Spells and Drought

Imagine it’s the end of June and it hasn’t rained in awhile.  Your region is well below the average annual rainfall and it’s hard to say when the skies might open and give your pasture a little relief.  Your livestock are grazing along, not a worry in the world, because it’s your job to figure […]

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