In Arkansas, it seems as if we went an entire week with tornadic storms, high winds, and flooding. For the month of April, we have received just over 20 inches of rain at the ranch. That pretty much catches us up with our 15 inch deficiet from last year’s drought and a dry start to 2011.
But all of this rain at once isn’t turning out to be a good thing. All of this runoff water is filling up and washing out the ponds, but that means less is soaking into the topsoil where it is really needed. The Saline River bottoms stack up pretty easily, and the guys say from here on out, the bottoms will flood out everytime there is a decent rain. Here’s to being water logged!
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Ryan Goodman works in grassroots advocacy as a communications consultant with beef cattle farmers and ranchers across the United States. He is a proud alumnus of Oklahoma State University, with studies focusing on cattle reproduction and nutrition. Ryan's experience in the beef industry range from family farms and ranches in several states to large feedlots and non-profit policy organizations.
Ryan is an avid trail and ultrarunner, proudly showing how beef can be an important part of a healthy diet and active lifestyle. Find Ryan on social media as @BeefRunner.
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