Feb. 15, 2018
Ranchers in Montana and surrounding areas were hit with an unprecedented drought in 2017. For many, it was the second year in a row of such dire conditions...


Feb. 15, 2018
The mere mention of crabgrass evokes responses ranging from clenched teeth and muttered oaths to smiles and nods of approval...


Feb. 15, 2018
The author is a commercial hay grower in Moses Lake, Wash., and has his own advertising business. Educational events and trade shows offer attendees a chance to learn about new research, view new tech...


Jan. 30, 2018
A plethora of research activity is completed or ongoing examining the virtues and economics of the HarvXtra alfalfa trait. For the most part, this trait has proven to perform as advertised.Most of the...


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. 15, 2018
Knowing exact bale weights is advantageous when buying or selling hay and also when determining on-farm inventories.How many round bales of hay will your cows consume in a week? The answer will vary d...


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...