> Expanding Grass-Based Animal Agriculture in the Midwest: Phase I Report


The purpose of the Pasture Project is to reduce the impact of agriculture on water quality in the Mississippi River Watershed by addressing barriers to the expansion of grass-based systems of beef and dairy production in the Midwest. Agricultural nutrient applications and their surface runoff can be reduced by expanding alternative farming and ranching practices in the Mississippi River watershed. In particular, transitioning land to productive pasture management is very effective at reducing both the need for nutrient applications and reducing nutrient loss from the system. 

The Phase I Report provides an overview of the project's research foundations, theory of change, and key recommendations. 

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