Hay & Forage Grower http://hayandforage.com/rss.xml en Missouri Women’s Hay-Production Event Is Nov. 7-8 http://hayandforage.com/hay/missouri-women-s-hay-production-event-nov-7-8 <div class="field-deck"> Conference Offers Tips On Improving Forage Production </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Increasing hay production and reducing crop disease will be the focus of the Pearls of Production: Women in Agriculture conference.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://hayandforage.com/hay/missouri-women-s-hay-production-event-nov-7-8" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hayandforage.com/hay/missouri-women-s-hay-production-event-nov-7-8#comments HAY Tue, 21 Oct 2014 18:07:00 +0000 28181 at http://hayandforage.com U.S. Alfalfa Production On Schedule For Record Year http://hayandforage.com/alfalfa/us-alfalfa-production-schedule-record-year <div class="field-deck"> A 12% increase over last year’s yield is forecast </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Alfalfa production could reach record levels this year, according to USDA.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://hayandforage.com/alfalfa/us-alfalfa-production-schedule-record-year" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hayandforage.com/alfalfa/us-alfalfa-production-schedule-record-year#comments Alfalfa Hay Marketing Tue, 21 Oct 2014 18:03:00 +0000 28171 at http://hayandforage.com Pricing Strategy Helps His Business, Says New York Hay Dealer http://hayandforage.com/marketing/pricing-strategy-helps-his-business-says-new-york-hay-dealer <div class="field-deck"> His fees haven’t changed in three years </div> <div class="node-body article-body">One New York grower hasn't changed his hay prices in three years, which has helped his business, he says. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://hayandforage.com/marketing/pricing-strategy-helps-his-business-says-new-york-hay-dealer" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hayandforage.com/marketing/pricing-strategy-helps-his-business-says-new-york-hay-dealer#comments MARKETING Hay Marketing Tue, 21 Oct 2014 17:56:00 +0000 28161 at http://hayandforage.com <p>Small squares of&nbsp;timothy sell for $7.50/bale for first-cut crop and $8.75/bale for second cut, including delivery, from Hay Express, a hay business out of Burke, NY.</p> Hay Quantity Up, Quality Down Across Illinois http://hayandforage.com/marketing/hay-quantity-quality-down-across-illinois <div class="field-deck"> Prices are steady but may increase as winter nears, grower says </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Alfalfa prices have stayed steady in north-central Illinois, at $225-240/ton, reports Ron Tombaugh, a Streator grower.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://hayandforage.com/marketing/hay-quantity-quality-down-across-illinois" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hayandforage.com/marketing/hay-quantity-quality-down-across-illinois#comments MARKETING Hay Marketing Tue, 21 Oct 2014 17:21:00 +0000 28151 at http://hayandforage.com <p>Ron Tombaugh seeded 100 new acres to alfalfa this year.</p> Photo: Rick Mooney Southeast Hay Contest Sees Quality, Entries Rise http://hayandforage.com/hay/southeast-hay-contest-sees-quality-entries-rise <div class="field-deck"> Georgia growers take four first-place honors </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Joe Armstrong won the Southeast Hay Contest for the second year in a row from a record number of entries. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://hayandforage.com/hay/southeast-hay-contest-sees-quality-entries-rise" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hayandforage.com/hay/southeast-hay-contest-sees-quality-entries-rise#comments HAY Tue, 21 Oct 2014 17:05:00 +0000 28141 at http://hayandforage.com Crop Insurance Program Needs Tweaking, Forage Producers Say http://hayandforage.com/hay/crop-insurance-program-needs-tweaking-forage-producers-say <div class="field-byline"> Jeff Holmquist, Editor, eHay Weekly </div> <div class="field-deck"> More coverage is needed for yield, forage-quality losses </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Many forage producers believe that the federal crop insurance program needs adjustment and more coverage for forage crops. But some do not.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://hayandforage.com/hay/crop-insurance-program-needs-tweaking-forage-producers-say" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hayandforage.com/hay/crop-insurance-program-needs-tweaking-forage-producers-say#comments HAY Tue, 21 Oct 2014 16:25:00 +0000 28131 at http://hayandforage.com <p>USDA listening sessions on its federal crop insurance program were held during harvest season,&nbsp;so attendance was limited at many locations, says Beth Nelson, president of the National Alfalfa &amp; Forage Alliance (NAFA). At the Kansas session, about 80 people attended compared to 15-20 in Kentucky.</p> Photo: Kansas Forage and Grassland Council Here's The Upshot On The Southeast Hay Contest 2014 http://hayandforage.com/hay/heres-upshot-southeast-hay-contest-2014 <div class="node-body video-body">Dennis Hancock reports on the success of the Southeast Hay Contest at mid-October's Sunbelt Ag Expo.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://hayandforage.com/hay/heres-upshot-southeast-hay-contest-2014" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hayandforage.com/hay/heres-upshot-southeast-hay-contest-2014#comments HAY Tue, 21 Oct 2014 03:54:00 +0000 28121 at http://hayandforage.com 4 Forage-Related Stories You May Have Missed http://hayandforage.com/hay/4-forage-related-stories-you-may-have-missed <div class="field-deck"> They examine cellulosic ethanol's end-uses and its future, California milk prices and forage training in China. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Check out stories that examine cellulosic ethanol's end-uses and its future, California milk prices and forage training in China.</div> <div class="field-content-focus"> <span>Content Classification:&nbsp;</span> Curated </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://hayandforage.com/hay/4-forage-related-stories-you-may-have-missed" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hayandforage.com/hay/4-forage-related-stories-you-may-have-missed#comments HAY Fri, 17 Oct 2014 21:29:00 +0000 28111 at http://hayandforage.com <p>Construction is underway at the DuPont Nevada, IA, cellulosic ethanol facility. It&#39;s to produce 30 million gallons of product per year once it&#39;s fully operational.</p> Photo: Nick Paulson West Virginia, Virginia Growers Anticipate Higher Hay Prices http://hayandforage.com/marketing/west-virginia-virginia-growers-anticipate-higher-hay-prices <div class="field-deck"> Many producers can't find enough top-quality hay </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Top-quality hay supplies are down in West Virginia and Virginia; many growers expect prices to rise.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://hayandforage.com/marketing/west-virginia-virginia-growers-anticipate-higher-hay-prices" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hayandforage.com/marketing/west-virginia-virginia-growers-anticipate-higher-hay-prices#comments MARKETING Hay Marketing Tue, 14 Oct 2014 19:54:00 +0000 28101 at http://hayandforage.com Arkansas Forage Council Plans Oct. 30 Conference http://hayandforage.com/hay/arkansas-forage-council-plans-oct-30-conference <div class="field-deck"> Topics will include native grasses, crop insurance, livestock water alternatives </div> <div class="node-body article-body">“Changing Landscapes In Forages” is this year’s theme for the Arkansas Forage and Grassland Council’s conference, set for Oct. 30.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://hayandforage.com/hay/arkansas-forage-council-plans-oct-30-conference" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hayandforage.com/hay/arkansas-forage-council-plans-oct-30-conference#comments HAY Tue, 14 Oct 2014 16:54:00 +0000 28091 at http://hayandforage.com Eight Idaho Counties Eligible For Disaster Loans http://hayandforage.com/hay/eight-idaho-counties-eligible-disaster-loans <div class="field-deck"> Farmers can apply for weather-damage help </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Eight counties in eastern and southern Idaho qualify for disaster loans.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://hayandforage.com/hay/eight-idaho-counties-eligible-disaster-loans" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hayandforage.com/hay/eight-idaho-counties-eligible-disaster-loans#comments HAY Tue, 14 Oct 2014 16:44:00 +0000 28081 at http://hayandforage.com Minnesota Forage Newsletter Gets A Reboot http://hayandforage.com/hay/minnesota-forage-newsletter-gets-reboot <div class="field-deck"> It will publish quarterly </div> <div class="node-body article-body">The University of Minnesota Forage Team is relaunching its Forage Quarterly newsletter. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://hayandforage.com/hay/minnesota-forage-newsletter-gets-reboot" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hayandforage.com/hay/minnesota-forage-newsletter-gets-reboot#comments HAY Tue, 14 Oct 2014 16:37:00 +0000 28071 at http://hayandforage.com Constant Rains Challenge Colorado Hay Growers http://hayandforage.com/alfalfa/constant-rains-challenge-colorado-hay-growers <div class="field-deck"> Prices remain strong for high-quality stocks </div> <div class="node-body article-body">More than 20" of rain made it hard to put up quality hay in northeastern Colorado. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://hayandforage.com/alfalfa/constant-rains-challenge-colorado-hay-growers" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hayandforage.com/alfalfa/constant-rains-challenge-colorado-hay-growers#comments Alfalfa Hay Marketing Tue, 14 Oct 2014 16:31:00 +0000 28061 at http://hayandforage.com Wet Year Brings Increased Risk Of Hay Fires http://hayandforage.com/hay/wet-year-brings-increased-risk-hay-fires <div class="field-byline"> Jeff Holmquist, Editor, eHay Weekly </div> <div class="field-deck"> Daily monitoring can help avert disasters </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Growers have been storing wet hay this year, which increases the chances of hay fires. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://hayandforage.com/hay/wet-year-brings-increased-risk-hay-fires" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hayandforage.com/hay/wet-year-brings-increased-risk-hay-fires#comments HAY Tue, 14 Oct 2014 16:08:00 +0000 28051 at http://hayandforage.com Make Red Clover Silage In A Day http://hayandforage.com/other-silage/make-red-clover-silage-day <div class="field-deck"> Wide swathing and tedding are the keys </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Red clover silage can be made in less than a day by wide swathing and tedding.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://hayandforage.com/other-silage/make-red-clover-silage-day" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hayandforage.com/other-silage/make-red-clover-silage-day#comments Other Silage What's New In Legumes Mon, 13 Oct 2014 17:36:00 +0000 27931 at http://hayandforage.com <p> <style type="text/css"> @font-face { font-family: "MS 明朝"; }@font-face { font-family: "Cambria"; }@font-face { font-family: "MyriadPro-Bold"; }p.MsoNormal, li.MsoNormal, div.MsoNormal { margin: 0in 0in 0.0001pt; font-size: 12pt; font-family: "Times New Roman"; }div.Section1 { page: Section1; } </style> </p> <p class="02CAPTION"><span style="letter-spacing:-.1pt">Red clover grows well, but has been difficult to dry in the Northeast. Now, agronomist Tom Kilcer and Cornell University specialists say wide swathing and tedding will allow producers to put up silage from this highly digestible legume in less than a day.</span></p> Photo: Fae Holin Drought-Tolerant Alfalfa Improves Yields http://hayandforage.com/alfalfa/drought-tolerant-alfalfa-improves-yields <div class="field-deck"> NuMex Bill Melton should be available this fall </div> <div class="node-body article-body">NuMex Bill Melton alfalfa performs better in drought conditions than traditional varieties. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://hayandforage.com/alfalfa/drought-tolerant-alfalfa-improves-yields" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hayandforage.com/alfalfa/drought-tolerant-alfalfa-improves-yields#comments Alfalfa What's New In Legumes Mon, 13 Oct 2014 16:44:00 +0000 27921 at http://hayandforage.com <p>New Mexico State University researchers harvest a NuMex Bill Melton alfalfa plot.</p> 4 Ag Stories To Read This Week http://hayandforage.com/equipment/4-ag-stories-read-week <div class="field-deck"> Drought-fighting technologies, drone use, hay fires and new fertilizer tools are topics to check out. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Drought-fighting technologies, drone use, hay fires and new fertilizer tools are topics to check out.</div> <div class="field-content-focus"> <span>Content Classification:&nbsp;</span> Curated </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://hayandforage.com/equipment/4-ag-stories-read-week" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hayandforage.com/equipment/4-ag-stories-read-week#comments EQUIPMENT Sun, 12 Oct 2014 22:30:00 +0000 28041 at http://hayandforage.com <p>There&#39;s a growing interest in using new technologies to irrigate high-value crops as economically as possible.</p> Hay & Forage Industry News http://hayandforage.com/hay/hay-forage-industry-news <div class="node-body gallery-body">New bale-handling and irrigation equipment, forage-seed company transitions, a pest-resistant alfalfa and recent pest research, as well as a forage specialist hiring are recent forage industry news stories.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://hayandforage.com/hay/hay-forage-industry-news" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hayandforage.com/hay/hay-forage-industry-news#comments HAY Thu, 09 Oct 2014 14:18:00 +0000 27651 at http://hayandforage.com <p>The Bale Smart System includes a bale cart accumulator that can carry up to ten 5&rsquo; round bales, a rotating grapple and a rack kit for trailers.</p> Hay Prices Challenged By Rains, Lower-Test Crop http://hayandforage.com/marketing/hay-prices-challenged-rains-lower-test-crop <div class="field-deck"> Forage experts talk shop at World Dairy Expo </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Idaho, Nebraska, South Dakota and Wyoming growers have fought hay-production challenges this year, with lower-quality product to market.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://hayandforage.com/marketing/hay-prices-challenged-rains-lower-test-crop" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hayandforage.com/marketing/hay-prices-challenged-rains-lower-test-crop#comments MARKETING Hay Marketing Tue, 07 Oct 2014 21:26:00 +0000 28021 at http://hayandforage.com <p>Producers from around the country stopped by the National Hay Association booth at World Dairy Expo to discuss hay prices and supply.</p> Photo: Nick Paulson Low- And Reduced-Lignin Alfalfas To Hit Market http://hayandforage.com/alfalfa/low-and-reduced-lignin-alfalfas-hit-market <div class="field-deck"> Alforex and Forage Genetics International announce varieties </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Alforex Seeds and Forage Genetics International will each have alfalfas containing less lignin commercially available most likely within the next two years. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://hayandforage.com/alfalfa/low-and-reduced-lignin-alfalfas-hit-market" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hayandforage.com/alfalfa/low-and-reduced-lignin-alfalfas-hit-market#comments Alfalfa Tue, 07 Oct 2014 21:12:00 +0000 28011 at http://hayandforage.com Test Forages For NDF Digestiblity, Nutritionist Says http://hayandforage.com/hay/test-forages-ndf-digestiblity-nutritionist-says <div class="field-deck"> Then make ration adjustments if levels are low </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Producers whose forages test low in fiber digestibility can still make ration adjustments to maximize animal health. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://hayandforage.com/hay/test-forages-ndf-digestiblity-nutritionist-says" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hayandforage.com/hay/test-forages-ndf-digestiblity-nutritionist-says#comments HAY Tue, 07 Oct 2014 17:31:00 +0000 28001 at http://hayandforage.com U.S. Hay Prices Drop In September http://hayandforage.com/marketing/us-hay-prices-drop-september <div class="field-deck"> Average alfalfa prices fall below $200/ton </div> <div class="node-body article-body">U.S. hay prices tracked lower in September than in the previous month, according to the USDA.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://hayandforage.com/marketing/us-hay-prices-drop-september" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hayandforage.com/marketing/us-hay-prices-drop-september#comments MARKETING Hay Marketing Tue, 07 Oct 2014 16:45:00 +0000 27991 at http://hayandforage.com Hay Stocks Up In East Texas, Down In West http://hayandforage.com/hay/hay-stocks-east-texas-down-west <div class="field-deck"> Bermudagrass prices similar to last year’s </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Hay growers in East Texas have surplus hay and appear to be shipping it to the western part of the state.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://hayandforage.com/hay/hay-stocks-east-texas-down-west" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hayandforage.com/hay/hay-stocks-east-texas-down-west#comments HAY Tue, 07 Oct 2014 16:25:00 +0000 27981 at http://hayandforage.com North Carolina Braces For Low Hay Supplies http://hayandforage.com/hay/north-carolina-braces-low-hay-supplies <div class="field-byline"> by Jeff Holmquist, Editor, eHay Weekly </div> <div class="field-deck"> Weather, row-crop conversions cut production </div> <div class="node-body article-body">North Carolina hay prices have increased slightly so far this year, but prices could rise even more as winter approaches. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://hayandforage.com/hay/north-carolina-braces-low-hay-supplies" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hayandforage.com/hay/north-carolina-braces-low-hay-supplies#comments HAY Hay Marketing Tue, 07 Oct 2014 15:02:00 +0000 27971 at http://hayandforage.com New Sainfoin Pairs Well With Alfalfa http://hayandforage.com/other-forages/new-sainfoin-pairs-well-alfalfa <div class="field-deck"> Mountainview grows back quickly, helps control bloat </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Mountainview sainfoin works well with alfalfa in Western U.S. and Canada and can help control bloat.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://hayandforage.com/other-forages/new-sainfoin-pairs-well-alfalfa" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hayandforage.com/other-forages/new-sainfoin-pairs-well-alfalfa#comments Other Forages What's New In Legumes Mon, 06 Oct 2014 16:16:00 +0000 27911 at http://hayandforage.com <p>Spring seed a pure Mountainview stand at 30 lbs/acre, recommends an Agriculture Canada breeder.</p> 4 Stories From Last Week You Don't Want To Miss http://hayandforage.com/hay/4-stories-last-week-you-dont-want-miss <div class="field-deck"> Feeding in drought conditions, exporting alfalfa, grazing allotments and a farm documentary are discussed </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Feeding in drought conditions, exporting alfalfa, grazing allotments and a farm documentary are discussed.</div> <div class="field-content-focus"> <span>Content Classification:&nbsp;</span> Curated </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://hayandforage.com/hay/4-stories-last-week-you-dont-want-miss" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hayandforage.com/hay/4-stories-last-week-you-dont-want-miss#comments HAY Mon, 06 Oct 2014 03:49:00 +0000 27961 at http://hayandforage.com An Early Flowering White Clover For Southern Growers http://hayandforage.com/other-forages/early-flowering-white-clover-southern-growers <div class="field-deck"> Neches white clover is available from Barenbrug USA </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Neches white clover is an early flowering, high-yielding option for southeastern growers. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://hayandforage.com/other-forages/early-flowering-white-clover-southern-growers" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hayandforage.com/other-forages/early-flowering-white-clover-southern-growers#comments Other Forages What's New In Legumes Sun, 05 Oct 2014 14:52:00 +0000 27901 at http://hayandforage.com <p> <style type="text/css"> @font-face { font-family: "MS 明朝"; }@font-face { font-family: "Cambria"; }@font-face { font-family: "MyriadPro-Bold"; }p.MsoNormal, li.MsoNormal, div.MsoNormal { margin: 0in 0in 0.0001pt; font-size: 12pt; font-family: "Times New Roman"; }div.Section1 { page: Section1; } </style> </p> <p class="02CAPTION">Neches is an early flowering white clover, producing seed in May for cattle to trample in and help build a seed bank.</p> Low-Lignin Alfalfas For 2015 Announced By Alforex Seeds http://hayandforage.com/alfalfa/low-lignin-alfalfas-2015-announced-alforex-seeds <div class="field-deck"> Non-transgenic varieties are highly digestible, company says </div> <div class="node-body article-body">The first low-lignin alfalfas – developed through conventional plant breeding by Alforex Seeds – will be commercially available in limited supply for the 2015 growing season.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://hayandforage.com/alfalfa/low-lignin-alfalfas-2015-announced-alforex-seeds" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hayandforage.com/alfalfa/low-lignin-alfalfas-2015-announced-alforex-seeds#comments Alfalfa Thu, 02 Oct 2014 12:46:00 +0000 27951 at http://hayandforage.com 2014 World Forage Analysis Superbowl Winners Announced http://hayandforage.com/hay/2014-world-forage-analysis-superbowl-winners-announced <div class="node-body gallery-body">Michigan growers Ed, Dave and Dennis Johnson, Daggett, MI, took grand champion honors at the World Forage Analysis Superbowl with a standard corn silage entry.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://hayandforage.com/hay/2014-world-forage-analysis-superbowl-winners-announced" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hayandforage.com/hay/2014-world-forage-analysis-superbowl-winners-announced#comments HAY Thu, 02 Oct 2014 04:37:00 +0000 27941 at http://hayandforage.com <p>Ed, Dave and Dennis Johnson, Johnson Farms LLC, Daggett, MI, accepted the grand championship forage producer award with Todd Johnson and Pat Couillard, representing the award&#39;s sponsor, Kemin. Not pictured: Cubby Johnson.</p> Maine Hay Prices Stay Stable http://hayandforage.com/marketing/maine-hay-prices-stay-stable <div class="field-deck"> Timothy averages $3.50/small square bale </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Timothy-hay prices have remained steady over the past year for Maine grower Robert Guptill.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://hayandforage.com/marketing/maine-hay-prices-stay-stable" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hayandforage.com/marketing/maine-hay-prices-stay-stable#comments MARKETING Hay Marketing Wed, 01 Oct 2014 02:42:00 +0000 27801 at http://hayandforage.com