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


Nov. 17, 2020
As fall rapidly transitions to winter, now is a good time to turn our attention to planning for spring forage plantings...


Nov. 17, 2020
Would your marginal land be more profitable for hay production rather than corn or soybeans?I...


Nov. 16, 2020
Across the United States, livestock experience summer heat and the challenges it poses...


Nov. 16, 2020
Alfalfa is the third highest revenue crop in the U.S., behind corn and soybeans, but ahead of wheat, rice, and cotton...


Nov. 16, 2020
Growing up on a row crop farm in Mississippi, the only experience I had with hay or forages was pitching small square bales onto a trailer. We baled a couple dozen acres of grass hay for the goat herd...


Nov. 3, 2020
Winter, spring, summer or fallAll you have to do is callAnd I'll be there, yes, I will.You've got a friendThese lyrics from a 1971 song by Carole King remind us that we all need a friend. The same i...


Oct. 27, 2020
The alfalfa seed industry has gone through a massive makeover in the past 20 years. There are significantly fewer seed marketers, breeding programs, and the number of university testing trials is down...


Oct. 20, 2020
Large round bale storage. Much has been written and spoken about the virtues and inadequacies of various storage options. Most often, the debate comes down to building a hay barn or not.Although a lot...


Oct. 13, 2020
The problem is easy to identify, and so are the plant symptoms. The answers are often less apparent.There’s no need for a magnifying glass to see that large equipment, driving across alfalfa fields...