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Canadians study remote sensing of pasture conditions

The Canadian Cattlemen’s Association hopes a research project on remote sensing of pasture conditions will be the foundation for a new national pasture insurance program. The remote sensing project started in 2015 and should be completed in March 2018. The focus of the research is to define the relationship between satellite-based remotely sensed data and actual pasture production (by weight) with sufficient accuracy to form the basis for a pasture insurance program. Satellite readings would also help ranchers track the forage amounts on their operations during drought.

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