By Loretta Sorensen
Progressive Farmer Contributor
In many parts of California, high-priced crops and even higher-priced land have left traditional ranchers with little room to roam. The Stone family has faced the challenge with innovative practices that are a boon to both its cattle herd and the Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) acres used as part of its grazing program.
This operation, known as Yolo Land and Cattle Co., is just 45 miles west of Sacramento. Developed by Henry (Hank) Stone, Yolo is a family operation. Hank works alongside his two sons every day -- ...