Rangeland in High Plains Region

 Beginning Rancher

   
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Cattlemen’s Land Trust at the Forefront of Conservation
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Watch and listen to an on-the-ground panel of experts talk about the relationship of how ranchers and conservationists work together provides successful conservation outcomes while keeping working lands working.

 

Meet Chad Ellis CEO of the Texas Agricultural Land Trust
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Chad introduces us to the conservation ethic and DNA of Texas ranchers and reviews the past and future TALT conservation easements.

 

Understanding Rural Attitudes Toward the Environment and Conservation in America
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Rural Americans matter—a lot—to the fate of U.S. environmental policy. Not only do farmers, ranchers, and forest owners manage huge portions of American lands and watersheds, but rural voters also have an outsized impact on national policy.

 

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>Thinking about purchasing land?

This app is a support tool that assists potential or new landowners during the initial stages of acquiring or owning property by providing management information and resources based on property goals selected.

 

Small Farms and Woodlots
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Learn about how woodlots of today provide much more for their owners, including income from selling wood and nonwood products, forest-based income opportunities such as lease hunting and recreation, solitude and escape from emotional pressures and stress of modern living and working, and simply the pride of owning and caring for the land.

 

Getting Started in Farming
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This guide was published in NIFA's Small Farm Digest designed for people considering starting up as begining farmers and ranchers.  Provides information on the opportinities and challenges of farming, land ownership, links to programs and resources to help get you started.

 

Texas Land Trends - Texas landowner changes and trends
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The goal of the Texas Landowner Changes and Trends report is to describe the state's growinf population and changing rural landowners.

 

New Farmers Website

An online resource provides centralized, one-stop shopping for beginning farmers and ranchers to explore the variety of USDA initiatives designed to help them succeed.

USDA’s new farmers site has in-depth information, including:

  • how to increase access to land and capital;
  • build new markets;
  • participate in conservation opportunities;
  • select and use the right risk management tools; and
  • access USDA education and technical support programs.

 

National Young Farmers' Coalition

The National Young Farmers' Coalition represents, mobilizes, and engages young farmers to ensure their success across the country. NYFC supports practices and policies that will sustain young, independent, and prosperous farmers now and in the future through supporting independent family farms, sustainable farming pracices , affordable land for farmers, fair labor practices, farmer-to-farmer training, farmers of every ender, race and sexual orientaion, and cooperation and friendship between all farmers. Click Here.

 

Forage Information System

The Forage Information System, provided by Oregon State University is a resource for forage-related topics, including Extension, research, and teaching.

 

COMET-FARM™

COMET-FARM™ is a  whole farm and ranch carbon and greenhouse gas accounting system.  The tool guides you through describing your farm and ranch management practices including alternative future management scenarios. Once complete, a report is generated comparing the carbon changes and greenhouse gas emissions between your current management practices and future scenarios.

 

Annie's Project

Annie's Project offers a variety of extension classes across the country that educate farm women on risk management. The classes empower farm women to be better business partners through networks and by managing and organizing critical information. Click here to see courses offered in your state.

 

Agricultural Marketing Resource Center (AgMRC)

The Agricultural Marketing Resource Center is an electronic, national resource for producers interested in value-added agriculture. The site works to provide unbiased, science-based marketing information for U.S. farmers and ranchers. There is information related to commodities and products, market and industry trends, business creation and operation, research results and value-added resources.

This site is an on-going project of the Iowa State University and partially funded by USDA Rural Development. Click here. 
 

 

Criteria and Indicators of Sustainable Rangeland Management
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A publication of the Sustainable Rangelands Roundtable and the Society for Range Management.

 

Ranching as a Conservation Strategy - Can Old Ranchers Save the New West?
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Working ranches are often promoted as means of private rangeland conservation because they can safeguard ecosystem services, protect open space, and maintain traditional ranching culture.

 

2012 Census of Agriculture - Texas State and County Data - Volume 1B
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The census of agriculture provides a detailed picture of U.S. farms and ranches every five years. It is the only source of uniform, comprehensive agricultural data for every State and county or county equivalent.

 

2012 Census of Agriculture - Texas State and County Data - Volume 1A
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The census of agriculture provides a detailed picture of U.S. farms and ranches every five years. It is the only source of uniform, comprehensive agricultural data for every State and county or county equivalent.

 

Building Sustainable Farms, Ranches and Communities - A Guide to Federal Programs for Sustainable Agriculture, Forestry, Entrepreneurship, Conservation, Food Systems, and Community Development
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This guide lists funding opportunities offered by federal programs, and is indispensable for anyone seeking government help to foster their innovative enterprise in forestry and agriculture.

 

South Texas, the "Last Great Habitat"
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Concerns about conservation of the tropical rainforests and other well-known regions of the world are widely publicized, yet a region of inestimable biological wealth lies relatively unrecognized on the back doorstep of North America.

 

Show Beginning Rancher Organizations & Professionals (183)
There are 183 resources serving High Plains Region in the following categories:
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Conservation Districts
Andrews SWCD
- Andrews, TX
Blackwater Valley SWCD
- Muleshoe, TX
Canadian River SWCD
- Amarillo, TX
Cap Rock SWCD
- Silverton, TX
Cochran SWCD
- Morton, TX
Dallam SWCD
- Dalhart, TX
Dawson County SWCD
- Lamesa, TX
Donley County SWCD
- Clarendon, TX
Duck Creek SWCD
- Spur, TX
Floyd County SWCD
- Floydada, TX
Gaines County SWCD
- Seminole, TX
Garza SWCD
- Post, TX
Glasscock County SWCD
- Garden City, TX
Gray County SWCD
- Pampa, TX
Hale County SWCD
- Plainview, TX
Hansford SWCD
- Spearman, TX
Hartley SWCD
- Hartley, TX
Hemphill County SWCD
- Canadian, TX
Hockley County SWCD
- Levelland, TX
Howard SWCD
- Big Spring, TX
Hutchinson SWCD
- Stinnett, TX
Lamb County SWCD
- Littlefield, TX
Lipscomb County SWCD
- Follett, TX
Lubbock County SWCD
- Lubbock, TX
Lynn County SWCD
- Tahoka, TX
McClellan Creek SWCD
- Panhandle, TX
Midland SWCD
- Midland, TX
Moore County SWCD
- Dumas, TX
Mustang SWCD
- Stanton, TX
Ochiltree SWCD
- Perryton, TX
Oldham County SWCD
- Vega, TX
Palo Duro SWCD
- Canyon, TX
Parmer SWCD
- Farwell, TX
Rio Blanco SWCD
- Crosbyton, TX
Roberts SWCD
- Miami, TX
Running Water SWCD
- Dimmitt, TX
Sandhills SWCD
- Odessa, TX
Sherman County SWCD
- Stratford, TX
Staked Plains SWCD
- Claude, TX
Terry SWCD
- Brownfield, TX
Texas State Soil and Water Conservation Board
- Temple, TX
Tierra Blanca SWCD
- Hereford, TX
Tule Creek SWCD
- Tulia, TX
Upper Colorado SWCD
- Snyder, TX
Upper Pease SWCD
- Matador, TX
Upper Pecos SWCD
- Pecos, TX
Wheeler County SWCD
- Wheeler, TX
Yoakum SWCD
- Plains, TX
Cooperative Extension
Andrews County
- Andrews, TX
Armstrong County Extension
- Claude, TX
Bailey County
- Muleshoe, TX
Borden County Extension
- Gail, TX
Briscoe County Extension
- Silverton, TX
Carson County
- Panhandle, TX
Castro County
Melissa Gomez - Dimmitt, TX
Cochran County
Natalie Silhan - Morton, TX
Crane County Extension
- Crane, TX
Crosby County Extension
- Crosbyton, TX
Dallam-Hartley County Extension
- Dalhart, TX
Dawson County Extension
- Lamesa, TX
Deaf Smith County
- Hereford, TX
Dickens County Extension
- Dickens, TX
Donley County
Darla Franks - Clarendon, TX
Ecosystem Service Management
Texas Agrilife Extension - College Station, TX
Ector County Extension
- Odessa, TX
Floyd County Extension
- Floydada, TX
Gaines County Extension
- Seminole, TX
Garza County Extension
- Post, TX
Glasscock County Extension
- Garden City, TX
Gray County Extension
- Pampa, TX
Hale County Extension
- Plainview, TX
Hansford County Extension
- Spearman, TX
Hemphill County
- Canadian, TX
Hockley County
- Levelland, TX
Howard County AgriLife Extension
- Big Spring, TX
Hutchinson County Extension
- Stinnett, TX
Lamb County
- Littlefield, TX
Lipscomb County
- Lipscomb, TX
Lubbock County Extension
- Lubbock, TX
Lynn County Extension
- Tahoka, TX
Martin County Extension
- Stanton, TX
Midland County Extension
- Midland, TX
Moore County
- Dumas, TX
Motley County Extension
- Matador, TX
Ochiltree County
- Perryton, TX
Oldham County
- Vega, TX
Parmer County
- Bovina, TX
Potter County Extension
- Amarillo, TX
Randall County
- Canyon, TX
Roberts County
- Miami, TX
Sherman County Extension
- Stratford, TX
Swisher County
- Tulia, TX
Terry County
- Brownfield, TX
Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service
- College Station, TX
Texas A&M AgriLife Research and Extension Center at Amarillo
- Amarillo, TX
Texas A&M AgriLife Research and Extension Center at Fort Stockton
Staci Schoenfeldt - District Office Manager - Fort Stockton, TX
Texas A&M AgriLife Research and Extension Center at Lubbock
Michael Clawson - District Extension Administrator - Lubbock, TX
Texas A&M AgriLife Research and Extension Center at Vernon
Dale Dunlap - Extension Administrator - Vernon, TX
Texas Agriculture Law Blog
Tiffany Dowell Lashmet - Assistant Professor & Extension Specialist, Agricultural Law - Amarillo, TX
Wheeler County
- Wheeler, TX
Winkler-Loving County Extension
- Kermit, TX
Yoakum County
Sharla Vantine - Support Staff - Plains, TX
Farm Equipment Sales and Service
Ag Producers Co-op
- Sunray, TX
Agri Drain
Charlie Schafer - President - Adair, IA
Benjamin B. Hill
South Plains Implement - Integrated Solutions Manager - Brownfield, TX
Cobacha, LLC
Kurt Oriol - Director - New York, NY
Conservis
- Minneapolis, MN
DripWorks
- Willits, CA
Forest Safety Products
Forest Safety Products - Van Hornesville, NY
Livestock Water Recycling
- Calgary, AB
McArthur Electric
- Bovina, TX
On Target Spray Systems
Progressive Grower Technologies, Inc. - Mt. Angel, OR
Ranch Supply Co. of Odessa
- Odessa, TX
Western Equipment (Dalhart)
Daniel Jarret Bowers - Integrated Solutions Manager - Dalhart, TX
Williams Welding and Construction
- Dublin, TX
Farm Ranch And Forest Retailers
Andrew (Sponge) Palmer
RecLand Realty, LLC - Agent - Monroe, LA
Bryan Ashley
RecLand Realty, LLC - Agent - Monroe, LA
Carlo Sciara, Jr.
RecLand Realty, LLC - Agent - Monroe, LA
Charlie Paris
RecLand Realty, LLC - Agent - Monroe, LA
Clift Land Brokers
- Amarillo, TX
Cobacha, LLC
Kurt Oriol - Director - New York, NY
CoBank
Robert B. Engel - Chief Executive Officer - Greenwood Village, CO
Don Coleman
RecLand Realty, LLC - Agent - Monroe, LA
Dow AgroSciences LLC
- Indianapolis, IN
Fay Ranches
Forest Safety Products
Forest Safety Products - Van Hornesville, NY
Go Native Tree Farm
John Rosenfeld - Owner - Lancaster, PA
Hall and Hall
- Billings, MT
John Kilian
Field Coordinator - Burns Forestry - Crockett, TX
Keith Welch
RecLand Realty, LLC - Agent - Monroe, LA
L. Sam Middleton, ARA
Chas S. Middleton and Son - Appraiser, Manager - Lubbock, TX
Mason & Morse Ranch Company, LLC
- Colorado Springs, CO
Pat Porter
RecLand Realty, LLC - Broker - Monroe, LA
Ranch Supply Co. of Odessa
- Odessa, TX
Robert C. Crane
Woodland Management Service - Consulting Forester - Stevens Point, WI
San Pedro Land & Cattle CO
Chase Currie - CARRIZO SPRINGS, TX
Scott Nevins
RecLand Realty, LLC - Forester/Agent (TX) - Monroe, LA
Southern Forestry Consultants, Inc.
- Bainbridge, GA
Steven J. Bilicek
Texas Ag Realty - Houston , TX
Teddy Reynolds, B.S.F., R.F., S.R.
Reynolds Forestry Consulting & Real Estate, PLLC - President/CEO - Magnolia, AR
The Molpus Woodlands Group, LLC
- Jackson, MS
Federal and State Tax Incentives and Programs
Agricultural Tax Appraisal Based on Wildlife Management
Texas Parks and Wildlife Department - Wildlife Division Private Lands and Habitat Program - Austin, TX
Current Use Program
- Concord, NH
Current Use Tax Program
- Montpelier, VT
Database of State Incentives for Renewables & Efficiency
N.C. Clean Energy Technology Center - Raleigh, NC
Federal Endangered Species Tax Deduction
US Fish and Wildlife Service - Arlington, VA
Forest Conservation - Property Tax Benefits
Massachusetts Energy & Environmental AffairsMA
Glacial Habitat Restoration Area Program
- Madison, WI
Green Acres tax deferral program
MN
Illinois Tax programs for Tax Reductions
- Springfield, IL
Managed Forest Law
Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources - Madison, WI
Native Prairie and Wildlife Habitat - Property Tax Benefits
- Des Moines, IA
Native Prairie Tax Exemption Program
Minnesota Department of Natural ResourcesMN
Open Space Conservation - Property Tax Benefits
- Crownsville, MD
Property Tax Benefits for Maintaining Land Use
Georgia Department of RevenueGA
Reforestation Tax Credit Program
- Oregon Department of Forestry - Salem, OR
Sage Advisors, LLC
- West Chester, PA
Waterfowl Restoration Program
- Cambridge, MD
Wildlife Management Tax Exemption
Comptroller, Property Tax Division - Austin, TX
Federal Incentives
Farm Operating Loans & Microloans
USDA Farm Service Agency - Washington, DC
Farmable Wetlands Program (FWP)
USDA Farm Service Agency
Farmers Market Promotion Program
USDA Agricultural Marketing Service - Washington, DC
Livestock Indemnity Program
USDA FSA
Local Food Promotion Program
Nicole Nelson Miller - LFPP Program Manager - Washington, DC
Microloans
USDA Farm Service Agency
Minority and Women Farmers and Ranchers Loans
USDA Farm Service Agency - Washington, DC
Noninsured Crop Disaster Assistance Program
Readiness and Environmental Protection Integration (REPI) Program
U.S. Department of Defense - Washington, DC
Sustainable Ranges Initiative
John Conger, Acting Deputy Under Secretary of Defense (Installations & Environment) - US Department of Defense
Livestock Auctions and Traders
Amarillo Livestock Auction
John Graves - Office Manager - Amarillo, TX
Big Spring Livestock Auction
- Big Spring, TX
Bobby Edmond Horse Sales, Ltd.
- Clyde, TX
Cattleman's Livestock Commission Company
Curtis Lockhart - Dalhart, TX
Dave Clyde Venhaus
Cactus Feeders Inc. - Amarillo, TX
Edwards Horse Auction
- Lubbock, TX
Floydada Livestock Sales Inc.
John Fortenberry - Floydada, TX
Hondo Livestock Auction
- Hondo, TX
Lubbock Stockyards Inc
- Lubbock, TX
Muleshoe Livestock Auction Inc
- Muleshoe, TX
Shamrock Livestock Comm Co
- Shamrock, TX
Tulia Livestock
- Tulia, TX
Western Livestock Auction Company
- Midland, TX
Winnsboro Livestock & Dairy Auction
- Winnsboro, TX

 Grazing Rights

   
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Grazing Leasing and Liability
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Guidlines and examples

 

Texas Grazing Lease Checklist
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Leasing land to another person for grazing can benefit both the landowner and lessee.

 

 Livestock Best Management Practices

   
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Reducing Conflict with Grizzly Bears, Wolves and Elk A Western Landowners’ Guide
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This guide has been produced by and for landowners and practitioners constructively engaged in one of the greatest conservation challenges of our time—how to share and manage a wild, working landscape that sustains both people and wildlife.

 

Criteria and Indicators of Sustainable Rangeland Management
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A publication of the Sustainable Rangelands Roundtable and the Society for Range Management.

 

How to Compost and Use Horse Manure- A Step-By-Step Guide for Horse Owners
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Provides essential steps for building and using a horse manure composting system that can be managed without the aid of a tractor. This system is intended for backyard or small farm (ranchette) operations with 1 to 5 horses.

 

Creating & Using a Sacrifice Area for Horses- A Good Start for Healthy Pastures
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A sacrifice area is any small enclosure intended to be a horse's outdoor living quarters during the winter and spring. These areas can improve the health and productivity of pastures.

 

Lone Star Healthy Streams - Beef Cattle Manual
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This publication aims to help beef producers protect Texas waterways from contamination that is associated with the production of livestock and that may pose a health risk to Texas citizens.

 

Water Quality Management Program - Managing and Abating Agricultural & Silvicultural Nonpoint Source Polluation
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A WQMP is a site-specific plan developed through and approved by soil and water conservation districts for agricultural or silvicultural lands.

 

Livestock for Small Acreage Landowners
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New rural landowners are often interested in establishing livestock enterprises, even when their acreages are small. While forage availability may limit stocking rate, there are some livestock operations that can succeed on small acreages.

 

 Range Best Management Practices

   
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Mowing and Management: Best Practices for Monarchs
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Understanding when monarchs are present allows land managers to time management practices like burning, mowing, grazing, or targeted pesticide application when they are least likely to harm monarchs.

 

Cattlemen’s Land Trust at the Forefront of Conservation
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Watch and listen to an on-the-ground panel of experts talk about the relationship of how ranchers and conservationists work together provides successful conservation outcomes while keeping working lands working.

 

Meet Chad Ellis CEO of the Texas Agricultural Land Trust
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Chad introduces us to the conservation ethic and DNA of Texas ranchers and reviews the past and future TALT conservation easements.

 

Up In Smoke: Fire and Invasives on Western Rangelands
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Sagebrush rangelands once covered nearly 250 million acres in western North America. Today, this landscape has been reduced to half its original size and is rapidly shrinking.

 

Improving Lesser Prairie-Chicken Habitat Through Revegetation and Rangeland Management
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A diversity of habitats is required throughout the lifecycle of the prairie-chicken to provide food and shelter. Planting to improve lesser prairie-chicken habitat requires not only the correct species of grasses, wildflowers, and shrubs, but, also the selections which have proven success or which are locally adapted.

 

Landscape Conservation Cooperative (LCC) Conservation Framework

The Landscape Conservation Cooperative (LCC) Conservation Framework can be used by natural resource professionals and landowners to guide habitat management practices, conservation planning, and decision making for priority species and a variety of other wildlife that can provide economic, recreational, and aesthetic value to a single property or an entire region. Managing habitat for priority species like the endangered black-capped vireo can benefit other species, including popular game species, such as northern bobwhite, white-tailed deer, and wild turkey. Similarly, managing for game species, if done responsibly, can benefit endangered species. 

 

Forage Information System

The Forage Information System, provided by Oregon State University is a resource for forage-related topics, including Extension, research, and teaching.

 

Criteria and Indicators of Sustainable Rangeland Management
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A publication of the Sustainable Rangelands Roundtable and the Society for Range Management.

 

Integrating Bird Conservation into Range Management

This manual is designed to assist resource professionals with integrating birds and their habitat needs into range management and monitoring, and to train landowners and land managers to do the same.& ...

 

Best Management Practices for Shortgrass Prairie Birds
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The information in this guide is designed to guide you in creating and maintaining habitat for 13 bird species of the shortgrass prairie, birds that are in need of conservation efforts.

 

Private Lands Public Benefits - Incentives For The Stewardship Of Texas Agricultural Lands
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This guide is for Texans who want to ensure a future for the state’s farms and ranches: landowners who want to conserve, protect and steward their land and its resources; policymakers concerned about the costs to the state of the loss of rural lands; and all Texans who value the many benefits provided by working farms and ranches.

 

NBCI’s Bobwhite Almanac, State of the Bobwhite 2012
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This 2nd edition of the NBCI’s annual “State of the Bobwhite” report provides the most comprehensive assessment ever compiled on the current state of bobwhite conservation in the US.

 

State Of The Bobwhite - Grassland Conservation At A Crossroads
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This first annual “State of the Bobwhite” report by the National Bobwhite Conservation Initiative (NBCI) and the National Bobwhite Technical Committee (NBTC) provides a snapshot of the population, hunting, and conservation status of the northern bobwhite, Colinus virginianus.

 

The Role of Prescribed Fire in Mitigating Catastrophic Wildfires
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The value of prescribed burning in maintaining the functionality of rangelands has long been recognized. Prescribed burning can improve rangeland conditions, forage productivity and wildlife habitat.

 

Oil Spill Prevention, Control, and Countermeasure (SPCC) Program for Texas Agriculture
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This fact sheet helps agricultural producers understand the basic obligations under the Oil Spill Prevention, Control, and Countermeasture (SPCC) Program.

 

Fragmented Lands - Changing Land Ownership in Texas
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This brochure provides information to help you make crucial decisions that address the ownership fragmentation issue and its potential impact on Texas’ rural communities and the natural resources upon which our waters, wildlife habitats, and agricultural economies are ultimately based.

 

Water Quality Management Program - Managing and Abating Agricultural & Silvicultural Nonpoint Source Polluation
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A WQMP is a site-specific plan developed through and approved by soil and water conservation districts for agricultural or silvicultural lands.

 

How to Manage Manure Harvesting Frequency for Summer Drought Dust Control

Texas Agrilife publication about making supplemental water go further, managing dry manure depth, and timing of manure removal.

 

Proper Lagoon Management to Reduce Odor and Excessive Sludge Accumulation
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Texas Agrilife discusses the efficiency, bacteria, management, pumping, salts and pH of lagoon management for poultry and livestock waste.

 

Reducing the Risk of Groundwater Contamination By Improving Livestock Manure Storage and Treatment Facilities
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A publication that addresses issues arising when landowners answer “yes” to these questions: Are you aware of manure sampling ...

 

Improving the Air Quality of Animal Feeding Operations with Proper Facility & Manure Management
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Another publication from Texas Agrilife Extension, this publication covers control of odors and dust attained through siting of new facilities and practices for existing facilities.

 

Western Grasslands Initiative - A Plan for Conserving Grassland Habitat and Wildlife
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The mission of Western Grassland Initiative is to serve as the primary contributor to the implementation of conservation and management actions, through partnerships and cooperative efforts, resulting in improved species status, grassland habitats, and recreational opportunities for grassland dependent species across North America.

 

A Landowner's Guide to Wildlife Friendly Fences - How to Build Fence with Wildlife in Mind
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Bobwhite and Upland Songbird Response to CCRP Practice CP33, Habitat Buffers for Upland Birds
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Summary Findings The Habitat Buffers for Upland Birds practice (CP33) is the first Federal conservation practice to target species-specific population recovery goals of a national wildlife conservation initiative (the Northern Bobwhite Conservation Initiative).

 

Patch Burning
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Patch burning is a relatively new concept to range management; however, it has been occurring naturally for hundreds of years from lightning strikes.

 

Biological Control
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Biological control is the use of herbivores (domestic or wild) to aid in the management of invasive plant species. These plants are typically chemically or physically defended; therefore, herbivores do not readily seek them out for consumption.& ...

 

Flexible Grazing
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Almost every year some areas of Texas experience drought conditions at some level. For most of us, we don’t think about drought in a year when we have received above normal rainfall totals, we tend to start thinking of drought when the rain stops and the drought is upon us.& ...

 

Riparian Restoration on Farms and Ranches in Texas
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Texas has over 191,000 miles of waterways with riparian areas – the green vegetation zones along creeks, rivers and lakes – that provide great economic, social, cultural and environmental value to the state.& ...

 

Using Animal Manure and Wastewater for Crops and Pastures - Know and Take Credit for Your N,P, and K.
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When managed properly, irrigation of crops with effluent reduces a producer’s reliance on commercial fertilizers and helps protect surface and groundwater quality.

 

Managing Crop Nutrients through Soil, Manure and Effluent Testing
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Texas Agrilife summarizes how to use soil, manure and effluent testing to determine  and calibrate land application rates for nutrients.

 

The Role of Farm Policy in Achieving Large-Scale Conservation - Bobwhite and Buffers
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The conservation provisions of the Farm Bill can produce more consistent positive wildlife habitat benefits when policy (program statutes, rules, practices, and practice standards) is developed in the context of explicit goals identified as part of large-scale conservation initiatives.

 

Managing working lands for northern bobwhite - the USDA NRCS Bobwhite Restoration Project
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Land Fragmentation - Texas' Open Spaces Rapidly Disappearing
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Texas Rural Lands - Trends and Conservation Implications for the 21st Century
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This report describes the key findings of an analysis of the status and recent changes in ownership size, land  use and property values of private farms, ranches and forestlands in Texas.

 

Influence of Rainfall, Type of Range, and Brush Management on Abundance of Northern Bobwhites (Colinus virginianus) in Southern Texas
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ABSTRACT—Assessing numerical response of northern bobwhites (Colinus virginianus) to habitat improvement in semi-arid rangeland often is confounded by responses of populations to highly variable patterns of rainfall.

 

Best Management Practices for Agricultural Water Users
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BMPs for agricultural water users are combinations of site-specific management, educational, and physical practices that have proven to be effective and are economical for conserving water.

 

Algal Blooms, Scums and Mats in Ponds
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This brief document is full of photos that will help landowners to determine what form of algae they may have.  It describes the major types, their causes, effects, and what can be done to manage algal blooms.

 

 

 Google News about Rangeland

The following news articles are provided by the Google News service and do not reflect the views or imply an endorsement by the Texas Land Conservation Assistance Network and its affiliates. We cannot guarantee the relevance of the content of this page or any links that may be followed from the articles herein.

Beginning Rancher News Items
In South Texas, frustration with high-speed chases, increased crime exacerbates political tensions - The Washington Post
5/4/2021 6:00:00 AM
In South Texas, frustration with high-speed chases, increased crime exacerbates political tensions    The Washington Post

The G.O.P. Won It All in Texas. Then It Turned on Itself. - The New York Times
5/4/2021 5:00:19 AM
The G.O.P. Won It All in Texas. Then It Turned on Itself.    The New York Times

Texas rancher interrupted during live interview as authorities search for migrants: 'We're under siege' - TheBlaze.com
5/1/2021 3:21:35 PM
Texas rancher interrupted during live interview as authorities search for migrants: 'We're under siege'    TheBlaze.com

Texas ag commissioner joins discrimination lawsuit over COVID relief - Drgnews
4/30/2021 10:04:17 AM
Texas ag commissioner joins discrimination lawsuit over COVID relief    Drgnews

Texas rancher's interview disrupted by federal agents chasing migrants on his property - Daily Mail
4/30/2021 5:21:12 AM
Texas rancher's interview disrupted by federal agents chasing migrants on his property    Daily Mail

Southeast Texas landowner and oil company take legal action against each other - KFDM-TV News
4/29/2021 11:24:55 PM
Southeast Texas landowner and oil company take legal action against each other    KFDM-TV News

Texas farmers and ranchers express their hardships during the border crisis - Crossroads Today
4/29/2021 3:51:12 PM
Texas farmers and ranchers express their hardships during the border crisis    Crossroads Today

Texas ranch owner's interview interrupted as agents pursue migrants on property - Fox News
4/29/2021 2:02:50 PM
Texas ranch owner's interview interrupted as agents pursue migrants on property    Fox News

Texas ag commissioner, legal foundation sue Vilsack over minority farmer aid - Fence Post
4/29/2021 12:19:00 PM
Texas ag commissioner, legal foundation sue Vilsack over minority farmer aid    Fence Post

Karbach Brewery launching grant program to help Texas ranchers and farmers - Alice Echo News-Journal
4/27/2021 4:04:57 PM
Karbach Brewery launching grant program to help Texas ranchers and farmers    Alice Echo News-Journal

Karbach Brewing Co. launches program supporting Texas farmers affected by the pandemic, winter freeze - KPRC Click2Houston
4/27/2021 9:30:50 AM
Karbach Brewing Co. launches program supporting Texas farmers affected by the pandemic, winter freeze    KPRC Click2Houston

Texas Agriculture Commissioner Sid Miller alleges aid to farmers of color discriminates against white farmers in suit against Biden administration - The Texas Tribune
4/27/2021 3:00:00 AM
Texas Agriculture Commissioner Sid Miller alleges aid to farmers of color discriminates against white farmers in suit against Biden administration    The Texas Tribune

Texas Ag Commissioner Claims Covid Aid Discriminates Against White Farmers, Ranchers - Courthouse News Service
4/26/2021 3:00:00 AM
Texas Ag Commissioner Claims Covid Aid Discriminates Against White Farmers, Ranchers    Courthouse News Service

Texas rancher says smugglers damaging property: 'Things are worse than ever' at border - Fox News
4/26/2021 3:00:00 AM
Texas rancher says smugglers damaging property: 'Things are worse than ever' at border    Fox News

Karbach Brewing launches ranch program to help Texas farmers impacted by pandemic, freeze - Houston Chronicle
4/26/2021 3:00:00 AM
Karbach Brewing launches ranch program to help Texas farmers impacted by pandemic, freeze    Houston Chronicle

Human Smugglers, Undocumented Immigrants Bedevil Sheriffs And Ranchers In Texas - NPR
4/24/2021 3:00:00 AM
Human Smugglers, Undocumented Immigrants Bedevil Sheriffs And Ranchers In Texas    NPR

The Rise and Fall (and Rise Again?) of the Texas Ostrich Industry - Texas Monthly
4/23/2021 3:00:00 AM
The Rise and Fall (and Rise Again?) of the Texas Ostrich Industry    Texas Monthly

A Texas Rancher Cloned Deer For Years. Some Lawmakers Want To Legalize It. - HuffPost
4/21/2021 3:00:00 AM
A Texas Rancher Cloned Deer For Years. Some Lawmakers Want To Legalize It.    HuffPost

In Texas, a rancher swaps his oil pumps for wind turbines - FRANCE 24
4/20/2021 3:00:00 AM
In Texas, a rancher swaps his oil pumps for wind turbines    FRANCE 24

Texas rancher shifts from oil pumps to wind turbines - Yahoo News
4/20/2021 3:00:00 AM
Texas rancher shifts from oil pumps to wind turbines    Yahoo News

Bridges: McDonald worked as Ranger, keeping law in remote areas of West Texas - Amarillo.com
4/18/2021 3:00:00 AM
Bridges: McDonald worked as Ranger, keeping law in remote areas of West Texas    Amarillo.com

Biden pledged to stop building the wall. But he just won the right to seize a Texas family’s land for it. - The Washington Post
4/15/2021 3:00:00 AM
Biden pledged to stop building the wall. But he just won the right to seize a Texas family’s land for it.    The Washington Post

Texas rancher says he and his neighbors find bodies of migrants on their properties - Fox News
4/8/2021 3:00:00 AM
Texas rancher says he and his neighbors find bodies of migrants on their properties    Fox News

Texas rancher says he, neighbors find bodies of migrants on property - Yahoo News
4/8/2021 3:00:00 AM
Texas rancher says he, neighbors find bodies of migrants on property    Yahoo News

South Texas Rancher profile: Dixondale Farms, Carrizo Springs, Texas - San Antonio Business Journal - San Antonio Business Journal
3/30/2021 3:00:00 AM
South Texas Rancher profile: Dixondale Farms, Carrizo Springs, Texas - San Antonio Business Journal    San Antonio Business Journal

South Texas Rancher profile: Texas High School Rodeo Association Region 8 at home in the Uvalde County Fairplex - San Antonio Business Journal - San Antonio Business Journal
3/30/2021 3:00:00 AM
South Texas Rancher profile: Texas High School Rodeo Association Region 8 at home in the Uvalde County Fairplex - San Antonio Business Journal    San Antonio Business Journal

South Texas rancher profile: Bandera's Buxton ranches - San Antonio Business Journal - San Antonio Business Journal
3/30/2021 3:00:00 AM
South Texas rancher profile: Bandera's Buxton ranches - San Antonio Business Journal    San Antonio Business Journal

'Never seen it at this level': Texas rancher forced to defend home after migrants enter property - Fox News
3/25/2021 3:00:00 AM
'Never seen it at this level': Texas rancher forced to defend home after migrants enter property    Fox News

Texas rancher on border crisis: It’s time to ‘let people see what it’s really like down here’ - Fox News
3/24/2021 3:00:00 AM
Texas rancher on border crisis: It’s time to ‘let people see what it’s really like down here’    Fox News

After devastating Texas freeze, farmers are seeking relief wherever they can find it - austin360
3/11/2021 3:00:00 AM
After devastating Texas freeze, farmers are seeking relief wherever they can find it    austin360

Texas Rancher Says Illegal Immigrants Repeatedly Damage His Property - Daily Signal
3/11/2021 3:00:00 AM
Texas Rancher Says Illegal Immigrants Repeatedly Damage His Property    Daily Signal

Agricultural Losses From Winter Storm Exceed $600 Million - Texas A&M Today - Texas A&M University Today
3/2/2021 3:00:00 AM
Agricultural Losses From Winter Storm Exceed $600 Million - Texas A&M Today    Texas A&M University Today

North Texas ranchers fight freezing temps to keep animals alive, supply chains open - Dallas Business Journal - Dallas Business Journal
2/20/2021 3:00:00 AM
North Texas ranchers fight freezing temps to keep animals alive, supply chains open - Dallas Business Journal    Dallas Business Journal

'We're just not set up for situations like this': Texas farmers fighting to keep cattle alive through winter storm - WFAA.com
2/18/2021 3:00:00 AM
'We're just not set up for situations like this': Texas farmers fighting to keep cattle alive through winter storm    WFAA.com

North Texas farmers try to save crops and livestock during ‘unprecedented’ winter conditions - The Dallas Morning News
2/17/2021 3:00:00 AM
North Texas farmers try to save crops and livestock during ‘unprecedented’ winter conditions    The Dallas Morning News

López: The Birth of Texas Ranching - Rio Grande Guardian
1/31/2021 3:00:00 AM
López: The Birth of Texas Ranching    Rio Grande Guardian

Storybook farmer and rancher, 91, among COVID-19's 34000 victims in Texas - KWTX
1/26/2021 3:00:00 AM
Storybook farmer and rancher, 91, among COVID-19's 34000 victims in Texas    KWTX

This Texas rancher endured the Great Depression. The coronavirus killed him. - The Texas Tribune
1/26/2021 3:00:00 AM
This Texas rancher endured the Great Depression. The coronavirus killed him.    The Texas Tribune

Texas philanthropist's ranching empire commands $340 million list price - CultureMap Austin
12/29/2020 3:00:00 AM
Texas philanthropist's ranching empire commands $340 million list price    CultureMap Austin

Drought affects West Texas ranchers and farmers - KOSA
11/16/2020 3:00:00 AM
Drought affects West Texas ranchers and farmers    KOSA

Texas Rancher Puts Ugly Pumpkins to Good Use - Spectrum News
10/29/2020 3:00:00 AM
Texas Rancher Puts Ugly Pumpkins to Good Use    Spectrum News

Why Are Some Ranchers Now Selling More Beef Directly To Consumers? It's The Pandemic. - Texas Standard
9/29/2020 3:00:00 AM
Why Are Some Ranchers Now Selling More Beef Directly To Consumers? It's The Pandemic.    Texas Standard

The Quest for Better Beef - Texas Monthly
8/19/2020 3:00:00 AM
The Quest for Better Beef    Texas Monthly

West Texas farm and ranch conference set July 31-Aug. 1 | AgriLife Today - AgriLife Today
6/25/2020 3:00:00 AM
West Texas farm and ranch conference set July 31-Aug. 1 | AgriLife Today    AgriLife Today

Texas cattle ranchers strive to adapt to sudden economic impact caused by COVID-19 - The Center Square
5/18/2020 3:00:00 AM
Texas cattle ranchers strive to adapt to sudden economic impact caused by COVID-19    The Center Square

Many Texas ranchers won’t survive multibillion-dollar financial hit from coronavirus - Fort Worth Star-Telegram
5/10/2020 3:00:00 AM
Many Texas ranchers won’t survive multibillion-dollar financial hit from coronavirus    Fort Worth Star-Telegram

Texas Rancher Started Young, Now Owns His Own Land -- at 17 - DTN The Progressive Farmer
6/11/2018 3:00:00 AM
Texas Rancher Started Young, Now Owns His Own Land -- at 17    DTN The Progressive Farmer

Grazing Rights News Items
20-year-old mistaken as teen's killer shot to death at memorial event, Texas cops say - The Madison Leader Gazette
5/3/2021 10:12:17 PM
20-year-old mistaken as teen's killer shot to death at memorial event, Texas cops say    The Madison Leader Gazette

Hailstones Pelt Down During Severe Thunderstorm in Haslet, Texas - Yahoo Entertainment
4/30/2021 2:36:22 AM
Hailstones Pelt Down During Severe Thunderstorm in Haslet, Texas    Yahoo Entertainment

Dark Clouds Seen Near Snyder as Stormy Conditions Hit Texas - Yahoo Entertainment
4/29/2021 7:24:46 AM
Dark Clouds Seen Near Snyder as Stormy Conditions Hit Texas    Yahoo Entertainment

Texas to gain two new congressional seats by 2024 election - Yahoo News
4/28/2021 6:30:36 PM
Texas to gain two new congressional seats by 2024 election    Yahoo News

Funnel Cloud Surprises Storm Chasers Mid-Hunt Near Vernon, Texas - Yahoo Entertainment
4/28/2021 3:04:46 AM
Funnel Cloud Surprises Storm Chasers Mid-Hunt Near Vernon, Texas    Yahoo Entertainment

New videos show crowded Border Patrol facilities in Texas housing migrant children with plastic enclosures and foil blankets - Yahoo News
3/23/2021 3:00:00 AM
New videos show crowded Border Patrol facilities in Texas housing migrant children with plastic enclosures and foil blankets    Yahoo News

Texas Sen. Ted Cruz flies to Cancún amid his home state's winter weather disaster - Yahoo! Voices
2/18/2021 3:00:00 AM
Texas Sen. Ted Cruz flies to Cancún amid his home state's winter weather disaster    Yahoo! Voices

Texas Pacific Land Trust: The Bear Case - Seeking Alpha
9/23/2020 3:00:00 AM
Texas Pacific Land Trust: The Bear Case    Seeking Alpha

A Four-Day, 65-Mile Walk Along the Texas Coast - Texas Monthly
7/22/2020 10:01:17 AM
A Four-Day, 65-Mile Walk Along the Texas Coast    Texas Monthly

South Texas ranchers get another year to graze cattle along Rio Grande - Border Report
6/12/2020 3:00:00 AM
South Texas ranchers get another year to graze cattle along Rio Grande    Border Report

'Exclusive' Central Texas hunting lease wasn't exclusive, after all - KWTX
10/25/2019 3:00:00 AM
'Exclusive' Central Texas hunting lease wasn't exclusive, after all    KWTX

How Fracking Enriches Education In Texas - The Rest Of The Story - Forbes
1/2/2019 3:00:00 AM
How Fracking Enriches Education In Texas - The Rest Of The Story    Forbes

Statue of Comanche leader Quanah Parker dedicated in Texas - Seattle Times
12/2/2017 3:00:00 AM
Statue of Comanche leader Quanah Parker dedicated in Texas    Seattle Times

Texas ‘dirt bandit’ suspected in NM - Albuquerque Journal
8/10/2017 3:00:00 AM
Texas ‘dirt bandit’ suspected in NM    Albuquerque Journal

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