May 5, 2020
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...


May 5, 2020
Widespread trading on new-crop alfalfa finally got underway this week in Central California after being delayed by rain. The rain delay has caused some alfalfa hay to mature beyond optimal quality. Th...


May 4, 2020
Every spring, graziers find themselves frustrated trying to keep cool-season grasses in their pastures from heading out...


April 29, 2020
After a successful 2019 launch, Valley InsightsTM is expanding to four U.S. states and progressing toward truly autonomous crop management. U.S. trials of industry-first sensors installed on commercial irrigation machines to collect proximal plant data commence in Spring 2020...


April 29, 2020
The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced today a $15 million investment to help support the adoption of innovative conservation approaches on agricultural lands. USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) is accepting proposals through June 29, 2020, for national Conservation Innovation Grants (CIG). CIG projects inspire creative problem-solving solutions that boost production on farms, ranches and private forests and improve natural resources...


April 28, 2020
April 7, 2020• Harvested hay acres in the U.S. are projected to be up 2% this year compared to 2019, according to USDA’s Prospective Plantings report released last week. The forecast was set at 53...


April 28, 2020
The shadows sway and seem to saytonight we pray for water, cool water.And way up there, He'll hear our prayerand show us where there's water, cool, clear, water. It was almost 80 years ago when...


April 28, 2020
Baring a repeat of 2019, it’s safe to say that a lot of first cutting alfalfa and/or grass will be made during the next month. It’s probably a good time to emphasize the fact that first cutting, m...


April 28, 2020
Looking into your crystal ball to predict future forage grassland productivity is difficult at best. Yet, such a prediction is needed to adequately stock pastures and know when the right time is to mo...


April 28, 2020
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 tab...