Feb. 23, 2021
Making quality hay is not for the weak of heart. In the arid West, there’s the challenge of baling with enough moisture in the final product...


Feb. 19, 2021
Forage quality test results can tell us a lot about a forage. However, we also need to consider aspects that could impact hay during storage...


Feb. 19, 2021
Restricting the amount of water that a crop needs is not an ideal strategy to produce forages. Sometimes, however, it’s necessary...


Feb. 16, 2021
Alfalfa hay has long been a premier forage for dairy cattle...


Jan. 26, 2021
Similar to that 30-year-old tattoo of an ex-girlfriend’s name that seemed like a good idea at the time, some things just hang around beyond their useful life.The forage industry has several of these...


Jan. 12, 2021
Prudent farm managers generally don’t blindly cut expenses during challenging economic times; rather, they look for those places where eliminating costs will have little or no impact on crop yield...


Dec. 15, 2020
Seeding grass along with alfalfa has always been standard operating procedure in some areas of the U.S., including the Northeast. Although it’s less common to see in other regions, the popularity of...


Dec. 8, 2020
In checking his list, we have it on good authority that Santa gave forage producers and their crops high marks in 2020.Thinking back about six months ago, we were given the news that May 1 hay invento...


Nov. 24, 2020
Let’s face it — cutting and baling hay is an enjoyable undertaking for most people in the hay business. The same is true for seeing a new stand of alfalfa...


Nov. 17, 2020
When marketing milk and managing risk with contracts or options, we never make decisions based upon a single event or day...