From NRCS: "The Rancher in the Rye"

The USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) recently posted a great article about how one Oregon rancher, with the help of the NRCS, used a conservation plan to improve hundreds of acres of land that were inaccessible, overgrown with invasive weeds and thick brush, only a few years ago. 

"Buying more land isn’t always an option. But often, you can make your existing land go much further. By removing invasive weeds, seeding rye grass and adopting rotational grazing, Oregon rancher Jeff Baxter was able to produce a whole lot more on the same number of acres."

Read the full article here.

 

 Reclaiming over 100 acres of land from invasives means better grazing for Jeff's cattle and a cheaper hay bill. Courtesy photo by Jeff Baxter.

Reclaiming over 100 acres of land from invasives means better grazing for Jeff's cattle and a cheaper hay bill. Courtesy photo by Jeff Baxter.

 Jeff Baxter (left) and David Chain review the conservation plan that transformed Baxter Ranch. NRCS photo by Spencer Miller.

Jeff Baxter (left) and David Chain review the conservation plan that transformed Baxter Ranch. NRCS photo by Spencer Miller.