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Appalachian Farmers Testing Rotational Grazing Despite Lack of Research

West Virginia Morning
West Virginia Public Broadcasting

Small-scale farmers in the region often find it challenging to keep their land sustainable while staying competitive in the marketplace. 

The Ohio Valley ReSource's Nicole Erwin visited a farm that’s doing both with a method called rotational grazing. She found that this “new” approach grows from some very old ideas.

West Virginia lawmakers returned to Charleston during the weekend for their August interim meetings. Like most interims, these meetings focus on a variety of topics, but in the first set since June’s historic flooding, Sunday’s meetings focused largely on the state’s reaction to high waters that caused millions of dollars worth of damage in 12 counties.

Ashton Marra covers the Capitol for West Virginia Public Radio and can be heard weekdays on West Virginia Morning, the station’s daily radio news program. Ashton can also be heard Sunday evenings as she brings you state headlines during NPR’s weekend edition of All Things Considered. She joined the news team in October of 2012.