Articles by Clay Pope

Clay Pope
SOUTHERN PLAINS PERSPECTIVE

My Cows Sequester More Carbon Than Your Hybrid Car

Producers should try to reduce methane levels from livestock, by improving feed conversion efficiency to reduce the amount of feed consumed, says Clay Pope. But we also need to understand that cattle, sheep, chickens and pigs are not the villains some people make them out to be.
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Cow Comfort, Powered by the Sun

Sometimes you just come across a really cool idea (pun intended)…
Recently while perusing the internet for blog ideas I happened to come across an article concerning research conducted at the University of Minnesota about trying to find the perfect balance between improving cattle comfort and the practicality of how to do it.
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Can We Talk About Climate Change? Here is What We Agree On

As someone who has now clocked over thirty years of working with farmers and ranchers (and agriculture organizations) on multiple natural resource issues and policies, I can tell you from my experience that people’s opinions on climate change seem to break down roughly into one of four categories.
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Do You Have a Wildfire Plan? You Need One

Large swaths of the Southern Plains are facing increasingly dry conditions, coming in on the heels of an extended growing season that included late July/early August rains. Clay Pope says now’s the time to be thinking about a plan to protect your farm and ranch from wildfire.
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Soil Health ‘Bundled Benefits’ are Getting More Attention

Clay Pope shares some studies that show how soil health practices implemented in priority watersheds can result in improvements in water quality while also reducing greenhouse gases. Pope also shares a new tool from American Farmland Trust that can help folks involved in conservation work more easily identify how much of a positive impact soil health practices are having in helping mitigate climate change.
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