April 7, 2020
For many forage producers, spring is a preferred seeding time or is perhaps the only time of year when land is available to establish new stands. When making spring forage seedings, earlier is general...


April 7, 2020
The monthly average alfalfa price for February held steady from the previous month. The latest USDA Agricultural Prices report pegged alfalfa at $171 per ton, which equaled January and was $9 per ton...


April 7, 2020
Uncovered hay that is stored outside will lose both dry matter and nutrients. How much do these losses amount to? Research conducted by the University of Georgia (UGA) shows that up to 60 pe...


April 7, 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 table belo...


April 7, 2020
The extended Chinese New Year from the coronavirus in early February doesn't seem to have impacted exports of alfalfa hay to China, which totaled 88,845 metric tons (MT) in February...


April 7, 2020
Refreshed, 32-page publication, Alfalfa, Wildlife & the Environment, was put into the hands of federal policymakers during the National Alfalfa & Forage Alliance’s (NAFA) D.C...


April 6, 2020
There are many methods used by growers to determine when and how much to irrigate forages. Some decide to turn the water on after handling a shovel-full of soil...


April 6, 2020
Dairy cattle and other ruminants are biologically designed to convert forages and other fibrous feeds into high-quality milk and meat for human consumption...


April 6, 2020
sitting in a rocker on a wrap-around porch, I found myself staring out at hilly, green pastures split by a gravel road that runs into a wooded area...


April 6, 2020
The view in my rearview mirror mimicked the Dust Bowl as the tires kicked up loose dirt on one of Iowa’s signature gravel roads...