Jan. 2, 2024
A flowing river is a symbol for progress and change, and the Colorado River is specifically emblematic of the evolution of Western agriculture. Water from the river shaped and supported crop productio...


Dec. 29, 2023
Bale grazing in the eastern U.S. has its challenges compared to traditional, more Northern regions where the system is used...


Dec. 26, 2023
“The U.S. dollar is having a huge impact on hay exports,” said Scot Courtright at the Western Alfalfa & Forage Symposium earlier this month in Sparks, Nev...


Dec. 12, 2023
Many states lit up the U.S. Drought Monitor in some shade of yellow, orange, or red this past year, especially in parts of the Midwest, the High Plains, and the South...


Nov. 27, 2023
Operating any dairy farm isn’t easy, but milking over 1,600 cows brings farm and employee oversight to an even greater level...


Nov. 27, 2023
Teff grass is not as well known in the U.S. as other forage grasses...


Nov. 27, 2023
On a Tuesday afternoon in the middle of August, Dan Funke zipped through a hayfield in a Krone Big M450 triple mower...


Nov. 27, 2023
In an ideal world, pastures would always be green with plenty of forage, cattle would never get sick or eat something they weren’t supposed to, and if we’re dreaming big, toxic weeds wouldn’t even exist...


Nov. 21, 2023
One of the core principles of plant breeding is to improve crop genetics so plants are better equipped to survive environmental stress...


Nov. 14, 2023
With haymaking activities ceased on most farms and bales tucked away in sheds or under tarps, attention now turns to machinery maintenance and hay marketing...