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South Dakota Grassland Coalition to Hold Holistic Resource Management Schools for South Dakota Farm and Ranch

  The South Dakota Grassland Coalition will kick off 2020 with two Holistic Resource Management schools for local producers. The first school will be held in Mitchell, SD on January 27-30th with another to follow in Wall, SD on February 10-13th. The schools will be organized in partnership with Crossroads Ranch Consulting and will cover …

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South Dakota Field Office “targets” noxious weeds with grazing project by Cory Neuharth

  Story by Cory Neuharth, Range Tech (Weeds). Photos by Cory Neuharth and Jen Schneider, Range Tech (Weeds).    This was a first for a project of this kind within the South Dakota Field Office. The weeds program coordinator had been thinking about this type of treatment option on noxious weeds for a few years, …

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Grass-Cast: a forage prediction product

A joint effort from USDA-ARS, Colorado State University, the National Drought Mitigation Center, University of Arizona, and the Northern Plains Climate Hub have come up with a forage prediction tool called ‘Grass-Cast’. It takes historic forage production data sets and climate predictions from NOAA to make forage forecasts. This is a useful drought planning tool. …

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