April 13, 2021
April 6, 2021• Harvested hay acres in the U.S. during 2021 is projected to total 51.7 million, according to USDA’s March Prospective Plantings report. That total is 1% lower than 2020.• Corn pla...


March 30, 2021
March 2, 2021• Year-over-year U.S. milk production was up 1.6% in January, according to USDA’s Milk Production report. This marked the eighth consecutive month that milk production was greater tha...


Feb. 23, 2021
February 2, 2021• Year-over-year milk production in the U.S. rose another 3.1% during December. That marked seven consecutive months of higher production compared to 2019. The nation’s dairy herd...


Jan. 26, 2021
January 5, 2021• The California Department of Water Resources found 10.5 inches of snow water equivalent in its first Sierra Nevada snow pack survey of the year. That total is 93% of the historical...


Dec. 29, 2020
December 1, 2020• The University of Wisconsin has released the results from their 2020 Corn Hybrid Performance Trials that includes extensive silage yield and forage quality data.• Kansas State Un...


Nov. 24, 2020
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Oct. 27, 2020
October 6, 2020• The American Forage and Grassland Council has decided to move forward with their 2021 Annual Conference as a hybrid in-person and virtual event. The in-person portion will be held i...


Sept. 29, 2020
September 1, 2020• Fertilizer prices remain well below a year ago. Based on the most recent Illinois Production Cost Report, retail urea prices have nitrogen at 39 cents per pound, phosphorus is at...


July 28, 2020
July 7, 2020 • Alfalfa and alfalfa-grass acres in the U.S. are expected to drop 2% from 2019, according to USDA’s Acreage report released last week. Big acreage declines were pegged for Calif...


June 30, 2020
June 2, 2020• We are sorry to report the passing of Dr. Keith Bolsen, known to many as The Silageman™. Keith was an expert on silage and making safer, better forages. He and his wife founded the K...