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Deeper Agricultural Insight

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Touch the Soil News #664 (Feature photo – range fires spread quickly amidst dry grasses) While things like personal electronic devices occupy much of our waking moments, the largest event unfolding on Earth is agriculture – because it occupies the single largest land use in the world. Preliminary estimates are now coming in relative to the recent large wildfires in the Midwest and South. When fires consume lots of grasslands (what cattle feed on), there are economic and food impacts. Here are some of the facts: Acres burned: Kansas                  630,000 acres Oklahoma            389,500 acres Texas                      550,000 acres Total Acres         1,569,500 acres Together, these acres represent…

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