Dec. 4, 2018
The tariffs imposed by China on U.S. alfalfa and grass hay imports to that country have already had a significant economic impact on hay growers and export companies. But that may just be the tip of t...


Dec. 4, 2018
Photo: USDA A common winter forage option utilized in the Upper Midwest is grazing cornstalks. Whether it be in fields or in round bales, cornstalks provide a resource to maintain cows and reduce...


Dec. 4, 2018
There was no significant movement in hay prices during October based on USDA’s most recent Agricultural Prices report released last week. The All Hay price was $1 per ton lower at $162, still $21 hi...


Dec. 4, 2018
Alfalfa hay exports to China in September at 53,032 were the lowest in nearly three years and were 32 percent below September 2017. The tariffs imposed by China continue to put pressure on alfalfa hay...


Dec. 4, 2018
December 4, 2018 • The 53,032 metric tons of alfalfa hay exported to China during September was the smallest monthly total in nearly three years. • Corn silage hybrid performance data for 20...


Dec. 4, 2018
Below are examples of alfalfa and grass prices being paid FOB barn/stack (except for those noted as delivered, which is indicated by a "d" in the table below) for selec...


Nov. 27, 2018
For most of us, the long days in the hayfield and on the silage pile have come to an end, and just like every year, it seems new challenges were presented for us to conquer...


Nov. 27, 2018
Low-lignin forages are a hot topic in agriculture. With high digestibility and improved milk yield, it’s easy to understand why BMR (brown midrib) corn hybrids and reduced-lignin alfalfa varieties...


Nov. 27, 2018
Back in late July, an energized and eclectic group of 22 Australian producers stepped off a plane in Dallas, Texas, to embark on a 3,500-plus mile, three-week learning journey across the United States...


Nov. 27, 2018
November 6, 2018 • In contrast to cropland, acres of permanent pasture and rangeland have shifted toward smaller farms since the 1980s, according to USDA. • Researchers at the Noble Research...