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.

Mob Grazing: A Tool, Not A Master Plan 6
Graziers tout mob grazing's benefits, but scientific proof has been lacking. Here's what recent studies are finding.
Reduced-Lignin Alfalfa Closer To Reality
Reduced-lignin alfalfa could be sold and planted as early as 2016.
What Is Mob Grazing?
Mob grazing's definition is different to nearly everyone.
Expect Tight Forage Seed Supplies This Fall
Expect forage seed supplies to be tight this fall.
Alfalfa, Grass Seed Supplies Tight
Seed supply is going to be short for grasses, alfalfa and small grains, say seed company representatives.
Will Manitoba Hay Move To Midwest?
Manitoba hay is primed to head to winterkilled Midwest, where hay supplies are short.
Want A Say On Reduced-Lignin Alfalfa?
USDA's first public comment period on deregulation of reduced-lignin alfalfa ends June 21.
Hay Expo Speaker To Offer Marketing Advice
Sellers need to be able to describe what kind of hay they are selling, and buyers should know what forage they need.
Late-Crop Options For The Midwest 1
University of Wisconsin Extension suggests forage options to plant from June to first frost.
Blue Alfalfa Aphid Outbreak Baffles Scientists

California entomologists wonder whether growers are using alfalfa varieties bred for resistance to blue alfalfa aphid as the pest’s populations grow, stunt alfalfa growth and reduce yields in that state and in Arizona.

They also want to know whether broad-spectrum insecticides used to control other alfalfa pests hurt blue alfalfa aphid management, as they can adversely affect natural enemy populations that manage pests

Grower Deals With Winter-Injured Alfalfa And Orchardgrass
The alfalfa-orchardgrass hay that John Strohfus grows for Strohfus Stock Farm, a horse-boarding facility he owns near Hastings, MN, showed enough winter injury he had to reseed.
Sulfate Sulfur Perks Up Alfalfa Fast
Applying sulfur to alfalfa in a sulfate form can give fields an immediate boost.
Hay-Sampling Study Shows Quality Variations
Forage quality can vary between hay bales or even within one bale, so be sure to test multiple times.
Our Readers Will Grow A Bit More Hay
About 28% of surveyed Hay & Forage Grower readers will harvest more hay or haylage acres this year than in 2012. But they'll increase their number of hay acres planted to about 2.2%.
Editorial: The Weather, Change And Adapting To Both
Despite drought, snowstorms or whatever else is in the offing, farmers, like their ancestors, know how to handle adversity.
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