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Posts tagged prairie

May 10, 2016

 

rattlesnake

Rattlesnake Roundups Corner Venomous Prey

Over 2,000 rattlesnakes went through the roundup in Okeene, Oklahoma this year, but none left alive. A buyer purchases the reptiles for their hides and meat.

January 28, 2016

 

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Cheddar Family Tree, Ag Absent From Stump, Chocolate Torte

Gordon Edgar says all cheddar, from Kraft to Cabot, come from the same basic recipe. Converting farmland back to grassland. And, chocolate cake for dessert.

January 27, 2016

 

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Restoring Prairie On The Great Plains

The U.S. Department of Agriculture actually pays farmers to convert highly erodible land back to native vegetation with the Conservation Reserve Program.

April 21, 2014

 

sod house wall

Unlocking Prairie Secrets From A Sod House

Ecologists in Nebraska are trying to find out what the Great Plains looked like when homesteaders settled there in the 19th century.

October 22, 2013

Coming Through 

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Farmers Plowing Up More Of The Prairie

High crop prices are a big motivation, but some also believe crop insurance is encouraging farmers to roll the dice on less productive land.

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