Conservation and Restoration

Farmers, ranchers mitigate impacts of drought with good planning

USDA’s Natural Resource Conservation Service is helping to mitigate impacts of drought across the nation. With good drought plans and conservation systems, farmers and ranchers are better equipped to manage dry and other extreme weather. FULL STORY »

Mississippi cattle farm practices good conservation

A Panola County cattleman is using native grasses in a 200-acre intensive grazing operation that is both efficient and environmentally friendly. FULL STORY »

Cattle diet quality during drought

I hear people talking about the need to provide supplemental nutrients during drought because the brown, dormant forage we see on rangeland is low in quality. FULL STORY »

Drought still affecting this year’s grasshopper population

Last year’s drought is the most likely reason producers are seeing more grasshoppers and fewer honeybees this year, according to a Texas AgriLife Extension Service expert. FULL STORY »

Factors to consider when buying high quality forage seed

One of the most important factors affecting successful forage establishment begins with purchasing high quality forage seed. FULL STORY »

NDSU releases range monitoring video

The North Dakota State University Extension Service and Hettinger Research Extension Center have teamed up to produce a video titled "The Importance of Range Monitoring." FULL STORY »

It is not too late to plant cover crops

Cereal rye is a hardy versatile plant that is one of the best choices for Michigan farmers to use as a cover crop. FULL STORY »

KLA: Moran/Inhofe bill would protect ability to burn in the Flint Hills

A bill that would protect the ability of landowners to use prescribed fire in the Flint Hills has been introduced by U.S. Sens. Jerry Moran (R-KS) and Jim Inhofe (R-OK). FULL STORY »

Tenants need to be prudent about farm improvements

Does the farmland you rent need tiling, limestone, conservation structures or other long-term improvements? FULL STORY »

Alfalfa management in drought-stressed areas

Alfalfa has been under stress in many parts of Kansas during much of March and April. Drought, alfalfa weevil and various aphids are causing stunted growth and damaged leaves FULL STORY »

Forage Focus: Pasture renovation options

At the March kick-off meeting for the Athens area grazing council, some cattle owners talked about the beating some of their pastures have taken this winter. FULL STORY »

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