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Rains Rejuvenate Rangeland Grasses

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(Sacramento, CA)
Monday, January 23, 2012

The rangeland grass that farm animals graze on was just about lost after a nearly two-month dry spell. The picture looks a lot better now.

"This series of storms that have come through (have) been a godsend to range operations for cattle, sheep and other livestock grazing."

Glen Nader with the University of California is a farm advisor for Butte, Sutter and Yuba counties. He says the storms came at a critical time…

"They have allowed those in the north that still had grass that was alive that will rejuvenate now. And once the warm weather comes, it will start to grow."

Nader says if the grasses would've dried up, many farmers would've had to pay high prices for hay to feed their animals or trim their herds.  

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