Ranchers Find Benefit in Native Prairie Pasture
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Converting Cropland to Perennial Grassland
A prairie restoration movement is growing in the Great Plains, reports The Christian Science Monitor. Ranchers are finding value in the diversity of native prairie that increases soil health, allows them to grow healthy feed for cattle, and offers ecotourism opportunities. Reversing conversion of grassland to cropland means management changes for producers, such as rotating grazing and removing invasive species, as well as encouraging diversity.