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Consider cattail control
Now is a good time to remove blackbird roosting locations. Excessive wet areas last spring in much of the Northern Plains made for ideal cattail development. Now that those areas have dried up, it’s a good time to remove blackbird r [Read More]

Annual meeting will focus on restoration
Colorado is no stranger to ground disturbance. However, the last 24 months have brought a surplus of ground disturbing events to the state. From grass killing drought, to creek re-routing floods, to f [Read More]

300 Days of Grazing field day set for Nov. 18 at SWREC
By Mary Hightower The Cooperative Extension Service U of A System Division of Agriculture Livestock producers can learn to shave dollars off expensive winter feeding d [Read More]

Firefighter safety prompts new publication
Gathering around the tailgate of a brush truck is often the best opportunity for firefighters to discuss best practices and lessons learned about safety. With that in mind, Oklahoma Forestry Servi [Read More]

Western ranchers discuss policy priorities and industry issues at PLC Annual Meeting
The Public Lands Council (PLC) recently held its 2014 Annual Meeting in Ignacio, Colorado. Ranchers from across [Read More]

IFGC Conference focuses on forages
The 2014 Iowa Forage and Grassland Council Conference will be held Nov. 25 at the Des Moines Airport Holiday Inn. The event begins with registration at 8 a.m., followed by the IFGC annual meeting at 9 a.m., and i [Read More]

Pasture-based dairies provide management and lifestyle choices
Dairy farmer Charles Fletcher is a musician at heart. Since switching from a traditional dairy system to pasture-based rotational grazing 17 years ago, he h [Read More]

Pasture Tree Control Workshop scheduled for Nov. 19
The seventh and final meeting of the 2014 River Valley Extension District Pasture Management Series will be held Nov. 19 from 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Demonstration Site locat [Read More]

Severe cold weather rangeland and livestock considerations
Severe wind and cold can cause significant problems for livestock and their owners. Evidence of such problems includes the blizzard that struck South Dakota Oct. 4 [Read More]

NMSU Extension workshop examines weed, brush management in Southwest
By Darrell J. Pehr Controlling weeds and brush can make a big difference when it comes to successful farm and ranch management across the South [Read More]

Study finds benefits to burning Flint Hills prairie in fall and winter
Kansas State University researchers have completed a 20-year study that looks at the consequences of burning Flint Hills prairie at differen [Read More]

Lawsuit-inspired listing ends 20 years of conservation efforts
The Gunnison sage grouse listing takes a large step backward in species conservation and capitulates to extreme activists disregarding over 20 years of succ [Read More]

Kansas Forage and Grassland Council annual conference to be held Dec. 9
The Kansas Forage and Grassland Council will hold its winter conference and annual meeting Dec. 9 at Kansas Farm Bureau Headquarters, 2627 [Read More]

OK-FIRE announces fall 2014 workshop schedule
By Sean Hubbard OK-FIRE is an extremely helpful tool for wildland fire managers throughout Oklahoma. Users include multiple federal and state agencies as well as local fire departments, em [Read More]

Updated grass field guide available, creates funds for UW Range Club
The revised “A Field Guide to Wyoming Grasses” is back on bookshelves. Out of print for nearly two years, retired University of Wyoming (UW) Co [Read More]

Managing the herd when pasture is limited
By Katie Allen K-State Research and Extension Consecutive years of drought could prompt beef cattle producers to find ways to unconventionally feed and manage their cow herds. One option when gras [Read More]


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