Fae Holin

Editor, Hay & Forage Grower

Raised on a Minnesota crop and livestock farm, Fae Holin began her career at a small Wisconsin weekly newspaper and, for the past 32 years, has been on the writing staffs of The Farmer/The Dakota Farmer, USAgriculture, The Corn and Soybean Digest and Hay & Forage Grower. Fae was named Editor of Hay & Forage Grower in 2011 after serving as its Managing Editor for seven years. She writes, edits and enjoys traveling to farms and talking with growers and ag-industry people.

Dew Machine Fools Mother Nature
A machine that adds steam to hay as it moves into a big square baler is gaining popularity with Western growers tired of waiting for natural dew.
Pricing Round Hay Bales
It's easier to determine round-bale hay prices on a per-ton basis, says Mike Rankin, University of Wisconsin crops and soils agent from Fond du Lac County.
Drought, Hay-Price Hikes Hurt Beef Herds
Drought and high hay prices have forced some California beef producers to severely cull herds while neighboring hay growers with available water are having a banner year.
How To Price Standing Hay
Hay buyers should pay less for standing hay not only because of harvesting costs, but also because they're taking on risk, says Dan Undersander.
Southeastern Bermuda Hay Growers Cope With Winterkill
South Carolina, Georgia and Alabama growers are dealing with winterkill losses bermudagrass hay. Some are seeing recovery; some aren't.
Late-Seeded Alfalfa Works In Silage System
Late-planted alfalfa can be established as part of a silage system in the Northeast with triticale grown as a winter forage.
Farming The Hay & Forage Expo’s Alfalfa 2
Eric Ziel worries more than most about wheel-traffic loss on his alfalfa stands. He gets 20,000-30,000 cars on fields he manages for the Hay & Forage Expo.
Triticale Seed Supply May Increase
Triticale seed production should be in good shape in 2014, seed company spokespersons predict.
Northeastern Producers Trend Toward Triticale Forage
Triticale, a winter small grain traditionally used in the Northeast as a plow-down cover crop, has recently gained ground there as a winter forage.
Doubling Alfalfa’s Seeding Rate
Seeding alfalfa at twice the recommended rate gives growers higher yields and quality, they say.
How To Tell Whether Your Chopper’s Crop Processor Needs Adjustment
Whether custom forage harvesters think Shredlage is valid or not, the alternative crop processing method has brought a renewed focus on how corn kernels should be processed.
Custom Operators Discuss Bonuses Based On KP Scores
Custom harvesters are considering charging bonus fees based on high kernel processing scores.
Shredlage Stirs Up Forage Industry
Shredlage, a relatively new way of processing corn silage, has been a real pain for the custom forage harvesting business.
More Shredlage Studies In Progress
A University of Wisconsin feeding study will compare Shredlage to conventionally processed corn silage produced from the same brown midrib hybrid.
Chopper Manufacturers Respond To Shredlage 
Krone, New Holland, John Deere and Claas of America are responding to harvester interest in more aggressive kernel processing and longer lengths of cut since Shredlage debuted.

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