Aug. 30, 2016
In virtually all walks of life, we’ve become a society that wants information and wants it now. Waiting is often an option only if there are no other alternatives. Farmers are no different.Last fall...


Aug. 23, 2016
Below are examples of alfalfa and grass prices being paid FOB barn/stack (except for those noted as delivered, which is indicated by a "d" in the table below) for selected states at the end of...


July 26, 2016
That was the response I got not too long ago as I called to confirm a morning farm visit.The hay grower had cut early to capture the quality premiums that go along with Supreme quality hay in today’...


July 12, 2016
“When the last bale comes off the field, the fertilizer truck is loaded and ready to roll,” said Clayton Geralds, a Munfordville, Ky., farmer who bales nearly 150,000 small square bales per year a...


June 21, 2016
Perhaps nothing in the forage production cycle is more aggravating, disheartening, disappointing, or sometimes frightening than a new forage seeding that just never develops. At worst, it means an ent...


June 21, 2016
Summer annual forages supplement permanent pastures by providing high-quality forage and complementing summer perennial grasses. “Due to the higher input cost of establishing summer annual fo...


June 7, 2016
Why is it that corn yields keep climbing to record levels year after year and perennial forage yields improve at a tortoise-like pace? Quite frankly, perhaps the biggest reason is simply...


May 31, 2016
Cutting height is important. That said, not one size fits all. This is because the carbohydrate reserves for regrowth are located in different plant parts, depending on the species in question...


May 18, 2016
In a recent study, where we sampled alfalfa that was standing, after mowing, after raking, and in the chopper wagon or bale, 71 percent of the change in forage quality was related to leaf content...