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As I write this article during a Northeastern whiteout blizzard in March, I keep thinking about the incomprehensible number of blackened acres that burnt in Texas, Oklahoma, Kansas and into Colorado.

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The Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary defines “breakthrough” as “a sudden advance, especially in knowledge or technique.” Here’s one that just happened in the world of grazing: RG,2,45K. Let’s talk.

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As I discuss the use of native grasses in forage programs, I often encounter folks who’ve heard native grasses aren’t a practical option because they are “too difficult to manage.” Native grasses like big bluestem, indiangrass and switchgrass are what we refer to as “tall-growing” and, like any tall grass, are more sensitive to overgrazing.

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Silvopasture practices may require a little research, but they could help you get a break on your property taxes.

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Pastures provide the opportunity for farmers to feed their animals economically with homegrown forage while, at the same time, reducing environmental pollution by improving both soil and water quality.

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It seems that in the last decade many cattle farmers have steadily increased the intensity of cattle moves, some moving multiple times each day. While moving cattle more frequently is generally beneficial to pasture growth as well as increased utilization, it also comes with a cost.

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