This report seeks to understand the current landscape of public land grazing activities in a six-state region in the Midwest and assessed the challenges and opportunities to advancing conservation grazing on public land.Click Here to Read "Conservation Grazing on Public Land in the Upper Midwest"
The following reports represent the second phase of a project led by Pasture Project and Delta Institute, titled “Accelerating Regenerative Livestock Production and Value-Chains in Illinois.” The goal of the project was to establish the foundation upon which project partners can develop interventions for producers and buyers engaged in livestock production and the associated value-chain.Click Here to Read "Accelerating Regenerative Beef Value-Chains in Key Chicago Area Watersheds"
Drs. Jasmine Dillon and Megan Machmuller provide an overview of carbon cycling, climate change, and the potential for regenerative agriculture to contribute to climate mitigation efforts.Click Here to Read "Regenerative Grazing, Carbon, and Climate"
This roadmap captures a shared vision and strategy created by Illinoisans for Illinoisans to increase and sustain regenerative livestock grazing – specifically for beef production – in the state between 2021 – 2025.Click Here to Read "Roadmap for Expanding Regenerative Grazing in Illinois (2021-2025)"
A suite of publications from the Midwest Cover Crops Council, intended to provide a starting point for farmers who are new to growing cover cropsClick Here to Read "MCCC Cover Crop Recipes"
This paper provides an overview of opportunities to increase regenerative grazing in the Upper Midwest of the United States, specifically in the Upper Mississippi River Basin.Click Here to Read "Accelerating regenerative grazing to tackle farm, environmental, and societal challenges in the Upper Midwest"
Read more about Pasture Project and Delta Institute’s work to research and document the current state of Illinois grass-fed beef value chains and the potential for growth of the grass-fed sector.Click Here to Read "The State of Grass Fed Value Chains in Illinois Story Map"
Read more about the benefits of regenerative grazing, particularly in the Upper Mississippi River Basin by exploring this interactive story map.Click Here to Read "Expanding Regenerative Grazing Story Map"
These diagrams illustrate different types of grazing practices and their impacts.Click Here to Read "Grazing Diagrams"
This paper explores the current state of cattle grazing for beef and, to a lesser extent, dairy production in Illinois resulting in grass-fed and grass-finished products that serve markets in and beyond the state.Click Here to Read "Current State and Potential Future for Livestock Grazing and Grass-fed Markets in Illinois"