Rodale on grazing

The Rodale Institute blog series on organic agriculture takes on the environmental impact of meat

In 2017, the EPA reported that agriculture contributed nearly 10% of all greenhouse gas emissions, and livestock accounted for a full third of that. Animal feed production and processing contributes the bulk of those emissions …

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Pasture fallowing

Pasture plant cover and seed bank composition on a Maryland farm after fallowing
Dr. Sarah Goslee, USDA ARS Pasture Systems and Watershed Management Research
 Unit

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Background

Pasture fallowing is the practice of leaving pastures ungrazed for a period to encourage grass reseeding and increase pasture diversity. This …

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Integrated Farming Systems

Integrated Farming Systems Research: Developing Profitable and Environmentally Sound Farming Systems for Animal Production
Dr. Alan Rotz, USDA-ARS Pasture Systems and Watershed Management Research Unit

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More Sustainable Farms are Needed

Dairy and beef farms are major contributors to the economy of the northeast region. Increasing production …

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