April 5, 2019
A new John Deere low monthly payment lease program is available for customers seeking financial flexibility when acquiring select models of John Deere compact track loaders and skid steers...


April 2, 2019
The February average price for both alfalfa and other hay types looked very similar to that of January’s in the USDA’s latest Agricultural Prices report. The average February alfalfa hay price de...


April 2, 2019
Based on data from USDA’s Illinois Production Cost Report, farmers will be paying more for fertilizer in 2019 compared to a year ago.“All sources of nitrogen are higher with anhydrous ammonia up 1...


April 2, 2019
The challenging growing conditions of 2018 have left many dairy farms short on forage supplies. So, going into the 2019 growing season, what are some options to bolster forage inventories? Mark S...


April 2, 2019
Many livestock producers view the practice of grazing alfalfa as a form of Russian roulette. The differences of opinion among this group usually comes down to how many of the chambers they think are o...


April 2, 2019
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 selecte...


March 28, 2019
From wet silage to dry hay to straw and stalks, the new Case IH RB565 Premium HD round baler provides producers the flexibility to bale a full range of crops...


March 26, 2019
March 5, 2019 • For many states, the spring forage seeding closing date to purchase crop insurance is March 15. • The University of Wisconsin recently announced the availability...


March 26, 2019
Albeit delayed, the USDA Foreign Agricultural Service (FAS) recently posted the U.S. hay export totals for 2018. For exporters, the news wasn’t particularly good, but it could have been much worse.T...


March 26, 2019
In many parts of the Midwest, this winter has been one for the record books and likely one that most livestock and alfalfa growers would like to forget.That, however, won’t be possible just yet as i...