Jan. 5, 2016
Let's face it, 2016 is not going to be a banner year for high milk and beef prices. As such, the prudent manager won't just blindly cut expenses but rather look for those places where eliminat...


Dec. 29, 2015
Black Friday is but a distant memory, the unwrapping ceremonies are complete, and Santa is back at the North Pole sipping hot chocolate, if not something stronger. The attention this week turns...


Dec. 15, 2015
There are two ways to approach a problem: Walk away from it or try to solve it. In the latter case, when people become invested in an idea they want to make work — hurdles or not —...


Dec. 15, 2015
eHay Weekly contributor and author of the Hoyt Report, Seth Hoyt, kicked-off this year's Western Alfalfa & Forage Symposium with a hay situation outlook for the West. Here is some of...


Oct. 20, 2015
It doesn't matter where you hang your hat or pay taxes, alfalfa will not grow or be productive unless soil pH is 6.5 or higher (preferably 6.8 to 7.0). According to the Alfalfa Management Guide (Nort...


Oct. 13, 2015
The day will come when all good alfalfa stands must say good-bye. Perhaps it’s low productivity, maybe it’s weed encroachment, or it could be a planned rotation adjustment. Whatever the case, no alfalfa stand lives forever, at least productive ones. ...


Oct. 6, 2015
Gather the women and children and buckle your seatbelts because the great low-lignin alfalfa field experiment is about to begin. It’s been a long time coming...


Sept. 22, 2015
The words “legislation” and “effective” are not often viewed as synonymous, especially between the political mules and elephants. Over the years, however, our national decision-makers...


Aug. 18, 2015
The dog days of August are upon us, and soon it will be back to school, Labor Day and time for that annual furnace check-up (at least for those of us in the North)...


July 28, 2015
I've always liked late summer alfalfa seedings; perhaps it's just loyalty to a practice that got me through graduate school at Iowa State...