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  • Apr 30, 2014
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    3 Tips For Stalking And Stopping The Wily Musk Thistle 1

    I spent many summers of my youth chopping down the wily musk thistle. Still, when it came time to make flowers for my wedding in 2010, I found the fake thistles at Hobby Lobby to be very charming additions to my wedding bouquet, which I made myself. I remember my grandpa -- a lifelong rancher -- commenting on the big day, “Amanda, do you know you have weeds in your bouquet?”...More
  • Apr 2, 2014
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    Yes, It’s True: Cattle Grazing Can Reverse Desertification 13

    On Monday, my blog in response to NPR’s article blaming cattle grazing on the degradation of the environment and declining wildlife populations stirred up a lot of conversation. Many readers commented that while the content I provided to counter the misinformation presented in the article was good and valid, it wasn’t going to reach the masses like the NPR piece did....More
  • Mar 19, 2014
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    NEW Poll Asks How Your Forages Are Looking For Spring 4

    Yesterday, we received a couple of inches of snow in a weird blizzard that was pocketed between very warm spring days here in South Dakota. I must say that while I’m a little annoyed that winter wants to stick around, I welcome the moisture as it’s been a very cold, dry winter for us so far....More
  • Jan 23, 2014
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    The Basis Of All Agriculture Is Attention To The Soil

    It’s important to understand that we must first take care of the soil if we want to be truly sustainable – economically, ecologically and socially....More
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    Jul 29, 2013
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    Can Time-Controlled Grazing Be Done Without Fencing? 5

    July was going to be my last article on grazing for awhile, but I received many emails with questions that I decided to devote another article to the questions: Can you implement planned, time-controlled grazing without fencing? How do you plan and stay on plan during a drought?...More

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