Tag: Water

Fishing and Rancher Water Conservation

When anglers think of clean water and access to fishing, do they often consider the conservation work by ranchers that make those opportunities possible? I decided to tackle this topic briefly for my column last week on the Rocky Boots blog. Give it a read. While many environmental conservation groups consider ‘natural’ to be leaving […]

Montana Irrigation Season Starts with Wet Boots and Green Alfalfa

We’ve kicked off May with a grand start here in the Helena Valley. And by grand start, I mean wet boots, soaked clothes, and the sore muscles that come with moving irrigation pipe and cleaning out ditches. I don’t live onย many acres, but we still grow some alfalfa for horse hay on the place, and […]

The Thirsty Road Ahead: Be Thankful For Water

A Facebook friend recently forwarded this article from The Economist. THIS year Texas had the hottest summer ever recorded in any state. In September wildfires swept through the town of Bastrop, outside Austin, destroying more than 1,000 homes. Thousands of cattle have been sold. The town of Big Spring, up the road from the oil […]

Water Supplies Become Issue For Livestock

ย Not only are the forage and hay supplies affected by this dry weather, but water supplies for livestock remain a concern. In Southern and Southwest Arkansas many creeks and ponds are drying up quickly, leaving nothing more than mud or a dry creek bed. Many cattle producers are able to provide a fresh supply of […]

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