Oct. 15, 2019
Four years. That’s how long the HarvXtra trait has been in the alfalfa grower’s toolbox and likewise growing in farm fields. I know of at least one farmer who has 1,200 acres of HarvXtra alfalfa i...

Oct. 8, 2019
The hay export business has never been one for the weak of heart, but that’s been especially true over the past couple of years.“Overall, things have been kind of okay since the Chines...

Oct. 1, 2019
Alfalfa has long been a staple forage across most of United States. That “most” could be changed to “all” if not for the Southeastern states where alfalfa has historically been a nonfactor in...

Sept. 24, 2019
Moving from a dry hay system to baleage involves additional capital investment. In fact, it’s a major reason why many hay producers don’t make that switch.Even with the additional cash outlay for...

Sept. 17, 2019
Wherever I traveled this summer, a common theme was that the spring and early summer were extremely wet. This caused problems getting any high-quality hay made, but it also was problematic from the st...

Sept. 10, 2019
After working and agonizing to keep alfalfa stands productive for multiple years, producers know the time will come when all fields must be terminated in a Rambo-like manner. The term “p...

Sept. 6, 2019
About 70 miles due south of Atlanta, Ga., and just east of Thomaston, lives one of the 2019 Top 10 finalists for the National Outstanding Young Farmers Program...

Sept. 5, 2019
Many years ago, I was told, “Any idiot can make good corn silage.” Perhaps that’s the case or perhaps not; however, it’s most certainly not true if you have your sights set on something north...

Sept. 3, 2019
From my travels around the U.S., it has become obvious that orchardgrass is a foundational perennial forage in many livestock systems where adequate moisture (rain or irrigation) and moderate temperat...

Sept. 3, 2019
With Labor Day now in the rearview mirror, the decision to grab one more alfalfa cutting becomes more traumatic. That said, the need for high-quality feed is unquestionable on many farms. As temperat...