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Phosphorus, Your Fields and Pastures, and Water Quality Protection

By   /  April 6, 2015  /  Pasture Health, Water  /  2 Comments

The results of studies in Vermont can help us keep our water clean while we raise good food for our community.

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Getting Paid for Stewardship – Water Quality Trading

By   /  September 1, 2014  /  Ecosystem Services, Money Matters  /  Comments Off on Getting Paid for Stewardship – Water Quality Trading

You’re probably already reaping the benefits of conservation practices on your operation like better soil, cleaner water, and bigger profits.  But what if you could be paid by others for improving water quality?  It’s a new idea, but one that may provide options for you. Water quality trading is a market-based approach to improving water […]

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Grazing Management Affects Soil Health

By   /  August 5, 2013  /  NRCS, Pasture Health, Soil  /  3 Comments

This video from the Natural Resources Service in South Dakota points out the affects that grazing management can have on soils no matter where you live.

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Are Cattle Grazing and Clean Water Compatible on Public Lands?

By   /  July 15, 2013  /  Grazing Management, Water  /  Comments Off on Are Cattle Grazing and Clean Water Compatible on Public Lands?

Please enjoy another dry story about water, where we tell you science-y stuff and that the answer is, once again, it depends. Don’t forget to enjoy the song included in the piece.

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Livestock Exclusion 2: Following the water

By   /  April 22, 2013  /  Grazing Management, Water  /  Comments Off on Livestock Exclusion 2: Following the water

In “Riparian Regulations Threaten Livestock” we describe how new riparian regulations were threatening livestock grazing in Maryland, providing an example from one grazier trying to find ways to cope with the new rules. The theory behind keeping animals out of streams and waterways is simple: to improve water quality. But that simple goal may not […]

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