Jan. 16, 2018
The days of guessing about 2017 hay production and inventories have come to an end.On January 12, USDA released their Crop Production and Crop Production Annual Summary reports. Combined, they offer a...


Jan. 9, 2018
Drex Gauntt is not a farmer who fears technology. To the contrary — he embraces it as an income generator, a tool to more efficiently use water, a way to better manage his time, and for the benefit...


Dec. 19, 2017
The Saudi Arabian government has recently decided that it is okay for their women to drive cars. It’s part of an effort to boost the economy and overcome a widening budget deficit. Budget defic...


Dec. 12, 2017
“We need to think about alfalfa as a package of nutrients,” said Bill Weiss, Ohio State University Extension dairy nutritionist...


Dec. 5, 2017
“You have to remember what we’re trying to do here,” said Dan Putnam, University of California-Davis extension forage specialist. “We’re taking this huge heterogeneous mass of forage dry mat...


Nov. 28, 2017
It’s that time of the year when the best in people is usually brought to the forefront. We extend our time and resources to help those in need or simply as a means of “thanks” for those who have...


Nov. 27, 2017
It’s a hard contest.” That’s Chris Baxter’s summary of the World Forage Management Cup competition held each year at World Dairy Expo in Madison, Wis...


Nov. 27, 2017
The author is the director for agriculture education, research, and development at Columbia Basin College in Pasco, Wash...


Nov. 27, 2017
There was a time when greenchopping was a common occurrence on many U.S. dairy farms. It was a part of the daily routine to hook up the flail chopper and feeder wagon, make a few rounds in the field...


Nov. 27, 2017
In this second article of a three-part series on producing grass-fed beef, we discuss selecting the right cattle and then managing them in a manner to produce a tasty and appealing product...