May 4, 2021
The National Alfalfa & Forage Alliance (NAFA) reminds alfalfa growers that USDA reopened the Coronavirus Food Assistance Program 2 (CFAP 2) as a component of the administration’s Pandemic Assistance for Producers initiative.The USDA is dedicating $6.5 billion in funding to reach a broader set...


May 4, 2021
Touting the benefits of harvesting high-quality forages is nothing new. By doing so, feed costs are minimized, and milk production is maximized. The value of feeding high-quality forages may reac...


April 27, 2021
The positive benefits that legumes provide to pastures and animals are well known. Still, some graziers cite reasons for not maintaining a significant legume presence in their pastures...


April 27, 2021
Teff grass has always been one of those fringe warm-season grass options, but it has gained in popularity over the past 10 years...


April 20, 2021
For a variety of reasons, winter cereal forages are more popular these days than ever before...


April 20, 2021
Although spring brings with it many welcomed signs, one that is not included in that group is alfalfa weevil activity. Already, several states are reporting weevil adult and/or larval activity...


April 13, 2021
Photo: New Holland AgricultureBack in my county extension agent years, I began carrying around aluminum foil and scotch tape behind the seat of my pickup...


April 13, 2021
Pasture forage that is high in nitrate levels is always a concern and something that bears monitoring...


April 6, 2021
There are many decisions to be made over the course of an alfalfa stand’s life, including what variety to plant, when to cut each year, how many times to cut, and decisions centered on fertility...


April 6, 2021
For many cattle operations, grazing winter annual cereal grains is a standard practice...