ranching http://hppr.org en Recent rains are too little too late for ranchers http://hppr.org/post/recent-rains-are-too-little-too-late-ranchers <p></p><p>Many Colorado cattle ranchers are beginning to recover from the drought, but for many the rain is too little and too late.</p><p> Tue, 22 Jul 2014 05:00:02 +0000 Cindee Talley 34843 at http://hppr.org Recent rains are too little too late for ranchers Invasive weeds may look forward to climate change http://hppr.org/post/invasive-weeds-may-look-forward-climate-change <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Most&nbsp;</span><a href="http://www.hprcc.unl.edu/publications/files/HighPlainsClimateChangeGuide-2013.pdf" style="line-height: 1.5;">climate models paint</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;a bleak picture for the Great Plains a century from now: It will likely be warmer and the air will be richer with carbon dioxide. Though scientists don’t yet know how exactly the climate will change, new studies show it could be a boon to some invasive plant species. &nbsp;</span></p><p><strong>A growing problem</strong></p> Mon, 03 Mar 2014 06:00:02 +0000 Luke Runyon 28593 at http://hppr.org Invasive weeds may look forward to climate change The National Western Stock Show reflects changes in the cowboy way of life http://hppr.org/post/national-western-stock-show-reflects-changes-cowboy-way-life <p></p><p>The National Western Stock Show in Denver, Colorado, has been a diamond in the crown of cowboy life for over 100 years. &nbsp;It also is a reflection of the way life is changing at home on the range. &nbsp;</p><p> Tue, 28 Jan 2014 06:00:03 +0000 Cindee Talley 27233 at http://hppr.org The National Western Stock Show reflects changes in the cowboy way of life Ranchers: Lesser Prairie Chicken = Greater Government Intervention http://hppr.org/post/ranchers-lesser-prairie-chicken-greater-government-intervention <p>Landowners in Texas tend to be skeptical of more government involvement when it comes to protecting the lesser prairie chicken, a rare bird inhabiting the portions of Texas, Oklahoma, Colorado, Kansas, according to an article in <a href="http://www.texastribune.org/2013/09/27/ranchers-rare-birds-just-mean-more-government"><strong>The Texas Tribune</strong></a>. Mon, 30 Sep 2013 05:01:27 +0000 Adam Vos 22226 at http://hppr.org Ranchers: Lesser Prairie Chicken = Greater Government Intervention Tough guys in the saddle http://hppr.org/post/tough-guys-saddle <p></p><p><span style="font-family: Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 11pt; line-height: 12.6pt;">I met Nate Pike working on a story back in 2012. When I dropped back by his ranch 30 miles south of Dodge City, KS, this summer, he took me on a bumpy pickup ride to see a spring called St. Jacob’s Well and we got to talking about the former owner of some of his ranchland.</span></p> Fri, 09 Aug 2013 05:00:01 +0000 Frank Morris 19978 at http://hppr.org Tough guys in the saddle High Plains Ranchers are Grass-Fed Cattle Innovators for Discriminating Palates http://hppr.org/post/high-plains-ranchers-are-grass-fed-cattle-innovators-discriminating-palates <p><span id="docs-internal-guid-2b5a7922-77e0-6c66-b91e-6900cfeffcfe" style="font-size:16px;font-family:Calibri;color:#000000;background-color:transparent;font-weight:normal;font-style:normal;font-variant:normal;text-decoration:none;vertical-align:baseline;">Prescott Frost, the great grandson of poet Robert Frost, is a maverick who sees the Sandhills of Nebraska as the Napa Valley of ranchland. &nbsp;On his 7,000 acre ranch there he’s dedicated himself to raising and marketing his own brand of artisanal beef, as detailed in a </span><span style="font-size:16px;font-family:Calibri;color:#0070c0;background-color:transparent;font-weight:bold;font-style:normal;font-variant:normal;text-decoration:none;vertical-align:baseline;">New York Times profile</span><span style="font-size:16px;font-family:Calibri;color:#000000;background-color:transparent;font-weight:normal;font-style:normal;font-variant:normal;text-decoration:none;vertical-align:baseline;"> by Kathryn Shattuck.</span> Fri, 21 Jun 2013 05:01:02 +0000 Cindee Talley 17705 at http://hppr.org High Plains Ranchers are Grass-Fed Cattle Innovators for Discriminating Palates