June 25, 2024
For haymakers, natural rainfall can be the devil or the savior. It’s needed and then not needed. Raindrops on the roof can make us sleep better or not sleep at all. A haymaker’s life is spent pray...


June 10, 2024
It seems many people in the farming and ranching communities are still having a hard time coming to terms with the concept of climate change and what role human beings might play in this process...


May 28, 2024
As demand for quality alfalfa continues to rise, managing weeds remains a critical and ever-present component of successful production, according to Leslie Beck, extension weed specialist at New Mexico State University (NMSU)...


May 28, 2024
In the Midwest, over the last two decades, both June and September have shown a trend toward warmer average monthly temperatures...


May 15, 2024
Perennial forage production takes on many different faces across the United States...


April 29, 2024
While alfalfa may be a key element of sustainable agricultural systems due to its well-known environmental and ecosystem benefits, the reported average yield of alfalfa for U.S. farms is well below the potential of what growers could produce...


April 29, 2024
Dealing with an honest broker who is well-versed in the market can have many advantages that can save a farmer or customer time, resources, and money...


April 23, 2024
In my last column, I had discussed how to train your grazier’s eye to conduct ongoing pasture inventories...


April 18, 2024
When one door slams shut, fortune will usually open another . . . or so the old saying goes...


April 16, 2024
A three-story farmhouse with stone walls and a wrap-around porch sits at the heart of Springwood Organic Farm. It is where Dwight Stoltzfoos grew up, and it is where he and his wife, Brenda, are currently raising nine children of their own...