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Know the Soil's Condition Before Reseeding Rangeland

Soil health plays an important role in successful rangeland plantings. Here is what's happening above and below ground.

Producer Perspective: Meredith Ellis Ulibarri

Meredith Ellis Ulibarri of G Bar C Ranch in Rosston, Texas, is among the Integrity Beef Alliance producers raising calves for a two-year national beef sustainability pilot project. She answers questions about the project.

Beef Sustainability: A Journey, Not an Endpoint

The entire beef value chain is engaged in a beef sustainability pilot project, which is testing U.S. Roundtable for Sustainable Beef indicators and metrics.

Best Pecans Cultivars for Oklahoma, Texas

Charles Rohla, Ph.D., shares information to help pecan growers choose the best cultivars to grow in Oklahoma and Texas.

New Tool for Quick Stocking Rate Calculations

The Noble Research Institute has partnered with NRCS to test the development of tools that will help provide data-based information to farmers and ranchers. The first aims to more quickly and accurately calculate initial stock rates.

How to Compare EPDs Across Breeds

Commercial cow-calf producers can use across-breed expected progeny differences (AB-EPDs) to compare bulls of different breeds and select the right one for their goals.

The Year 2017 in Review

Hugh Aljoe, director of producer relations, calls 2017 "the year of a new beginning." Here are a few highlights from the year.

What to Consider When Buying Land for Specialty Agriculture

Options for growing specialty crops are limited by what a property can support. Consider soil, water, climate and location when buying land for specialty crop production.

Questions to Ask When Choosing Crop Land

Consider terrain, soil type and fertility, water, weed and brush encroachment, and forage resources before buying land with the goal of crop or hay production.

How to Evaluate Property for Raising Cattle

When buying land with the goal of producing cattle, consider stocking rate, forage quality and type, soil type and fertility, terrain and slope of the land, water sources in each pasture, number of pastures and traps, working pen availability and condition, fence condition and type, and other infrastructure.

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