A Systems Thinking Approach to Ranching: Finding Leverage to Mitigate Drought

Rhoades, Ryan D.
McCuistion, Kimberly C.
Mathis, Clay P.
Society for Range Management
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The future of agriculture is becoming less predict- able as the speed of change has accelerated dra- matically.1 Increasing volatility in the commodity and cattle markets and extreme variance in climat- ic conditions have become the new normal. Recently, drought has left a large number of beef producers exposed to a great deal of production and  nancial risk.DOI: 10.2458/azu_rangelands_v36i6_rhoades
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Journal Issue/Article
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