Cutting Edges http://hayandforage.com/blog/18362/feed Cutting Edges offers Editor Fae Holin's observations on the workings of the forage industry en The Proverbial Needle In A Haystack http://hayandforage.com/blog/proverbial-needle-haystack <div class="node-body blog-body">The saying "finding a needle in a haystack" took on new meaning during my farm visit to Utah this year.</div> <div class="field-content-focus"> <span>Content Classification:&nbsp;</span> Curated </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/cutting-edges-0">Cutting Edges</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://hayandforage.com/blog/proverbial-needle-haystack" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hayandforage.com/blog/proverbial-needle-haystack#comments HAY Cutting Edges Fri, 21 Nov 2014 00:19:00 +0000 28671 at http://hayandforage.com <p>It was a beautiful day for a stroll, but not to search for a reporter&#39;s missing keys. Good sports, including Staheli West president, Dave Staheli, dark gray t-shirt, &nbsp;and Howard Bracken, second from right, looked in vain.</p> Growers, Hay Groups Offer Optimism http://hayandforage.com/blog/growers-hay-groups-offer-optimism <div class="node-body blog-body">Hay growers and the industry are optimistic about forages, funding and the future.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/cutting-edges-0">Cutting Edges</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://hayandforage.com/blog/growers-hay-groups-offer-optimism" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hayandforage.com/blog/growers-hay-groups-offer-optimism#comments HAY Cutting Edges Mon, 31 Mar 2014 16:17:00 +0000 24851 at http://hayandforage.com <p>Beth Nelson, Chad Hale and Larry Jones represented their respective organizations during the American Forage &amp; Grassland Council&rsquo;s opening session on how they could work together for a stronger forage industry.</p> When A Cold Snap Hits … The Animals Come First http://hayandforage.com/blog/when-cold-snap-hits-animals-come-first <div class="node-body blog-body">Growing up on a livestock farm meant chores for us several times a day – more than usual during bitter cold weather.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/cutting-edges-0">Cutting Edges</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://hayandforage.com/blog/when-cold-snap-hits-animals-come-first" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hayandforage.com/blog/when-cold-snap-hits-animals-come-first#comments LIVESTOCK Cutting Edges Sun, 05 Jan 2014 22:20:00 +0000 23521 at http://hayandforage.com <p>My dad, Vernon Buscho, digs us out after a 1970s snowstorm.</p> Yield: Is It The Alfalfa Or Its Management? http://hayandforage.com/blog/yield-it-alfalfa-or-its-management <div class="node-body blog-body">Does alfalfa have a higher yield potential than growers take advantage of?</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/cutting-edges-0">Cutting Edges</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://hayandforage.com/blog/yield-it-alfalfa-or-its-management" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hayandforage.com/blog/yield-it-alfalfa-or-its-management#comments Alfalfa Cutting Edges Mon, 30 Dec 2013 06:29:00 +0000 23431 at http://hayandforage.com How Much Has Farming Changed? http://hayandforage.com/blog/how-much-has-farming-changed <div class="node-body blog-body">Farming's still a lot of work, but creative farmers and manufacturers are taking some of the pain out of the equation.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/cutting-edges-0">Cutting Edges</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://hayandforage.com/blog/how-much-has-farming-changed" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hayandforage.com/blog/how-much-has-farming-changed#comments EQUIPMENT Hay Marketing Cutting Edges Mon, 11 Nov 2013 22:04:00 +0000 22861 at http://hayandforage.com Are Producers Connecting With Consumers? http://hayandforage.com/blog/are-producers-connecting-consumers <div class="node-body blog-body">Consumers generally don't understand farm businesses and the disconnect between them and farmers is widening. How are you reaching city folk?</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/cutting-edges-0">Cutting Edges</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://hayandforage.com/blog/are-producers-connecting-consumers" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hayandforage.com/blog/are-producers-connecting-consumers#comments MARKETING Cutting Edges Tue, 08 Oct 2013 14:11:00 +0000 22002 at http://hayandforage.com I Absorb More About Forages When I Keep My Mouth Shut ... http://hayandforage.com/blog/i-absorb-more-about-forages-when-i-keep-my-mouth-shut <div class="node-body blog-body">Here’s a taste of what I learned this summer about wide swaths, alfalfa breeding, mob grazing, cool-season grasses and perseverance. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/cutting-edges-0">Cutting Edges</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://hayandforage.com/blog/i-absorb-more-about-forages-when-i-keep-my-mouth-shut" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hayandforage.com/blog/i-absorb-more-about-forages-when-i-keep-my-mouth-shut#comments HAY Cutting Edges Fri, 16 Aug 2013 04:48:00 +0000 19862 at http://hayandforage.com <p> Western growers who make wide swaths &ndash; covering at least 70% of a machine&rsquo;s cut width &ndash; can put up hay in a few days and minimize bleaching. Photo: Neil Tietz</p> What I Learned About Cool-Season Grasses http://hayandforage.com/blog/what-i-learned-about-cool-season-grasses <div class="node-body blog-body">It's a combination of art and science to learn how to identify different grasses. Can you point out if a ryegrass is annual or perennial? </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/cutting-edges-0">Cutting Edges</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://hayandforage.com/blog/what-i-learned-about-cool-season-grasses" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hayandforage.com/blog/what-i-learned-about-cool-season-grasses#comments Grasses Cutting Edges Sun, 07 Jul 2013 21:38:00 +0000 18622 at http://hayandforage.com Yes, Another Safety Reminder! http://hayandforage.com/blog/yes-another-safety-reminder <div class="node-body blog-body">Slow down, turn machinery off before tinkering, handle chemicals carefully. In other words, stay safe.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/cutting-edges-0">Cutting Edges</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://hayandforage.com/blog/yes-another-safety-reminder" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hayandforage.com/blog/yes-another-safety-reminder#comments HAY Cutting Edges Mon, 01 Jul 2013 15:58:00 +0000 18422 at http://hayandforage.com <p> Hand-tool safety was stressed at the recent Progressive Agriculture Safety Day program at AFSA High School, located in the St. Paul suburb of Vadnais Heights, MN. Allen Barkve, at right, is general manager of Hay &amp; Forage Grower. He was one of five volunteers from the staff who helps students learn more about being safe.</p> Handing Over The Controls In An Emergency http://hayandforage.com/blog/handing-over-controls-emergency <div class="node-body blog-body">Farmers/producers are used to weathering challenges. That doesn't mean they have to like them.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/cutting-edges-0">Cutting Edges</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://hayandforage.com/blog/handing-over-controls-emergency" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hayandforage.com/blog/handing-over-controls-emergency#comments HAY Cutting Edges Fri, 28 Jun 2013 22:20:00 +0000 18342 at http://hayandforage.com