Aug. 9, 2022
While optimists and pessimists argue about whether the glass is half empty or half full, both sides can agree that there is no water in the cup during a drought...


Aug. 9, 2022
Drought conditions persist across the country, and farmers are feeling the heat. As limited rainfall threatens to thwart grain fill in corn, it might be necessary to harvest some fields as a forage...


Aug. 2, 2022
The effects of drought on a grazing system are like a chain reaction. First, dry weather hinders plant growth and resiliency, which reduces forage yield and quality. Then, livestock intake is limited...


Aug. 2, 2022
As the days get shorter and the end of summer draws near, some producers may be gearing up to seed new perennial forage stands. That said, seeding method, timing, and weed control will contribute to s...


July 26, 2022
Flipping the calendar from July to August is a reminder that fall is fast approaching. Instead of transitioning to feeding hay when the seasons change, stockpile and strip-graze forage to capitalize on plant yield and quality...


July 26, 2022
Some airplane passengers choose to pack all of their belongings in a carry-on suitcase to maximize space and avoid paying for a checked bag...


July 19, 2022
Alfalfa is instrumental to livestock production. Its high levels of fiber digestibility and crude protein make it an important component to an animal’s diet — from beef cattle to lactating dairy...


July 19, 2022
Summer weather is ideal for many activities, such as camping, boating, and having a barbeque; however, hot and dry conditions are not ideal for cool-season grass growth...


July 12, 2022
Cover crops can do more than reduce soil erosion and provide ground cover. They can also be an economical solution for prevented planting acres and a valuable forage source...


July 12, 2022
Photo: Robert WebsterFew pests are more aptly named than the blister beetle. These insects have cantharidin in their blood — a toxic chemical that can cause painful, fluid-filled blisters upon skin...