Why I Marched for Science on April 22, 2017

Growing up on a farm in Wyoming, I was blessed with knowing where my food comes from and the freedom to be who I wanted.  The later was likely because I had excellent parents.  On that farm we had TV but we only had three channels.  When my sister and brothers and I got off the school bus and finished… Read more »

Poisonous Rangeland Plants

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Healthy rangelands give livestock producers the ability to provide their animals with a healthy and nutritious feed.  Spring is an important time in both the animal’s and plant’s growth cycle.  While it is important to remember the rangeland and mange grazing for plant health, we must also keep in mind the health of the livestock.   When spring turnout is… Read more »

Technology in Ranching

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If you spend time with a rancher, you will soon come to learn that they are innovative.  They have to be.  Agriculture technology has not been a target sector for investors up until recently, with the number of investors increasing 52% during the first half of 2016.  Because of this, new technologies to increase the efficiency and lower the costs… Read more »

Importance of Spring Soil Moisture

Did you know that soil moisture is one of the deciding factors of spring plant growth?  When soil temperatures reach optimum for seed germination and/or shoot growth, moisture must be present to give those new plants a chance at survival.  Moisture is needed for many functions that relate to plant growth including, carrying nutrients to roots, regulating soil temperature, soil… Read more »

Feeding the World–Part 2

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Note:  This post is the 2nd post in the series “Feeding the World”.  The idea for this series stemmed from articles I had read on how agriculture will need to change to feed a growing population.  In the first post I looked into how agriculture would need to return to its roots to feed the world.  In this post I… Read more »