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Producers and Iowa benefit from forage and pasture education

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Iowa beef producers are raising more beef from fewer forage acres after putting into practice forage and grazing management education offered by ISU Extension and Outreach.

Producers said the practices they implemented as a result of the programs had provided a median economic value of more than $1,000 per operation. Increasing forage production on marginal land benefits the producer and the rest of Iowa. It improves economic activity in rural Iowa when forage acres are more profitable, and reduces soil erosion and improves water quality when grasslands are well maintained.

This article appeared in September 2013 -- From Cathann Kress Newsletter