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.

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.
Water-Conserving Sorghums (Milo) Supply Forage Quality, Yield
The use of sorghums – which need less water than corn and survive in hot, dry conditions – is a growing trend and necessity.
Alfalfa-Grass Products Make For Convenient Seeding
A seed mixture that pairs grasses with alfalfa and coats both seed types for uniform planting is now available from Barenbrug USA.
Teff Delivers Market Flexibility
Dairy and beef producers like teff, a summer-annual grass – once they actually try it, says a Stockton, CA, hay grower.
Alfalfa Hay Exports Soften
U.S. hay shipments to the United Arab Emirates have slowed in 2014, exporters tell market analyst.
Grassland Council President Wants To Make New Connections
Ray Smith, new American Forage & Grassland Council president, wants to improve communications within the organization and with groups.
As Drought Continues, Western Hay Prices Rise
Hay prices will be higher across the West the first part of 2014, said market analyst Seth Hoyt at World Ag Expo.
Baleage Expert Wins Forage Spokesperson Contest
Kendall Guither, Walnut, IL, took top honors in the American Forage & Grassland Council Forage Spokesperson Contest.
The Growing Popularity Of High-Forage Diets
Northeastern dairies are moving toward high-forage diets to help lower feed costs.
Jump-Start Alfalfa By Interseeding It Into Corn
Interseeding alfalfa into silage corn could double the legume's first-year yields.
Facing Alfalfa’s Challenges
Alfalfa needs leadership, funding and research to remain a top livestock ration option.

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