Cows, fire, and grasses: Reimagining routine tools

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Cows, fire, and grasses: Reimagining routine tools

Environmental questions are often very complex. And cows have been the target of environmentalists and the subject of experimentation to reduce their carbon footprint. In a parallel tract, we are experimenting with new grazing techniques to increase native grasses, increase wildlife habitat, and potentially sequester carbon. My article in AgDaily explains how it works. Read more here.

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