July 25, 2017
The rake, generally speaking, is the piece of forage-making equipment that probably suffers from the biggest inferiority complex. Stuck between the more noteworthy mower-conditioner and baler or chopp...

July 18, 2017
One of the long-standing topics of debate in the forage world is whether it is advantageous to cut in the morning or during late afternoon. People still hang their hat on one side of this argument or...

July 11, 2017
In most years, there are always farms and ranches that find themselves in the middle of a severe drought, while others are saddled with an extended period of relentless rain...

July 4, 2017
I’ve come to the conclusion that no forage species offers more complexities and mind-boggling management alternatives than toxic tall fescue. It is both a gift from God and at the same time a curse...

June 27, 2017
With a growing need for alfalfa, the Peoples Republic of China aims to significantly ramp up domestic production, according to a recent GAIN Report published by USDA’s Foreign Agricultural Service a...

June 20, 2017
I’ll admit it — for many years my eyes glossed right over the ash content of a forage sample. That’s not the case anymore.Ash content in harvested forages can have a significant role in animal p...

June 13, 2017
Perhaps no flowering legume catches the eye more than crimson clover. Native to southern Europe, farmers and ranchers in the southern U.S. noted its value as a green manure and grazing crop...

June 6, 2017
Make it three — three consecutive months when hay prices have pushed higher, according to USDA’s Agricultural Prices report released last week.But should that excite hay market sellers and depress...

May 30, 2017
It’s usually a no-win deal. The hay is ready to cut ... perhaps past ready ... but there’s a chance of rain over the next few days. So, do you cut and take a chance on the crop getting washed, or...

May 16, 2017
Harvesting hay from the road right-of-way is a common practice in many parts of the United States. While the phrase “It’s better than feeding snowballs” is often associated with road ditch hay...