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Ag News and Views: April 2017

Consider Stockpiling to Fill Summer Forage Slump

In our region of the Southern Great Plains, we basically grow forage during the spring and fall, corresponding to our seasonal rainfall pattern. We are typically short on forage during the winter and...

Economics of Fertilizing Bermudagrass for Cow-Calf Production

Fertilizer prices have fallen in recent months. Unfortunately, so have cattle prices. Does it pay to fertilize bermudagrass pastures to increase carrying capacity in times like these? To answer this...

Priorities When Starting an Artificial Insemination Program

The Noble Research Institute owns and operates approximately 14,000 acres that spans seven ranches and three counties. These properties are used in various ways including conducting applied research...

Top 10 Traits of a Successful Grazing Land Manager

According to recent data, the number of people moving to Southern Great Plains states like Texas is more than 1,400 per day. Private lands in the U.S. are undergoing significant changes. For example,...

What the Produce Safety Rule Means for Growers

The consumption of fresh fruit and vegetables has been recognized for generations as a component of healthy living. However, consuming fresh produce can sometimes make healthy people sick. According...