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  • 2017
  • March

How Often Should You Conduct Prescribed Burns?

There are many reasons why property owners use prescribed fire. The most common reasons are brush management, wildlife habitat management and forage improvement for livestock. Since the effects of...
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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
  • May

Planning, management promotes year-round grazing

Be flexible, proactive and have a mindset of year-long forage flow in addition to seasonal grazing.
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  • 2014
  • August

Nature manages native plant communities

Several things drive native plant communities: sunlight, soils, water, herbivory, fire and rest. We could learn a few things by paying attention.
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  • 2014
  • May

Monitoring pastures assists sustainable management

To properly manage pastures, variables must be monitored and some measured. In this article, we will discuss what prescribed grazing is and identify the variables critical to managing pastures.
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  • 2013
  • August

Monitoring summer forage assists winter management

It is a good time for producers to inventory forages - including what is going to be harvested and stored as hay (or silage) as well as the production remaining in the pastures that will be grazed.
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  • 2013
  • February

"New normal" rainfall expectations endanger production

The "new normal" can be defined as the period of time from 1981-2010, a span of 30 years, when Oklahoma rainfall was significantly more abundant than it had been in the previous 87 years.
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  • 2012
  • July

USDA Rainfall Insurance Protects Against Dry Weather

In response to the production risk caused by dry weather and prolonged drought, a relatively new program sponsored by the Risk Management Agency of the United States Department of Agriculture provides pasture, rangeland and forage insurance for pastures that are grazed or used to produce hay.
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  • Pasture and Range

The "New Normal" – or Was it?

The recent drought has caused many to reflect upon the past and wonder what is in store for the future. Just a couple of years ago, few agricultural producers took the time to ponder drought, much...
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