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  • 2015
  • July

Summer weed management promotes healthy pastures

If early-season weeds are not controlled, they will compete with desirable forages for space, nutrients, moisture and sunlight.
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  • 2015
  • June

Consultation group evolves to better serve today's producers

The second in a series on the Agricultural Division's plans to meet current and future agricultural needs.
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  • 2015
  • July

Hay-buying tips help producers select best value

The haying situation this spring and early summer has been a little different than usual due to the prolonged and widespread rains.
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  • 2015
  • July

Cost management keeps cow-calf production profitable

What cow-calf producers should do to operate now while planning ahead for lower calf prices.
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  • 2015
  • July

Pond dam repair offers opportunity to improve design

Improving spillway design can help reduce or eliminate future problems.
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  • 2015
  • April

New crop insurance option protects producers

The USDA established the Rainfall Index Annual Forage Plan in May 2013. The program offers castrophic risk and/or buy-up coverage to producers who annually plant crops used for livestock feed.
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  • 2015
  • April

Cattle transitioning to wheat require acclimation period

An observation that has been made when turning cattle out on lush wheat pastures is that a transition occurs in which cattle may only maintain or even lose weight for a period of time.
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  • 2015
  • April

Proper management increases weed control success

A well-managed and properly stocked pasture should not need herbicides every year. A little time spent scouting may save you a lot of unnecessary time and money on spraying when your weed population is not high enough to justify it.
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  • 2014
  • August

Wheat alternatives expand winter pasture choices

The vast majority of the winter pasture in the Southern Great Plains is wheat. There are many reasons for this, including culture, the opportunity to harvest and sell grain, and government and insurance programs.