July 7, 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...


June 9, 2020
The American Forage and Grassland Council is excited to celebrate the 6th Annual National Forage Week on June 21-27, 2020 as an effort to raise awareness to the importance and impact of...


May 26, 2020
May 5, 2020• University of Florida Extension recently provided this video showing some of their research efforts for incorporating legumes into bahiagrass pastures.• Burning native prairies during...


April 28, 2020
April 7, 2020• Harvested hay acres in the U.S. are projected to be up 2% this year compared to 2019, according to USDA’s Prospective Plantings report released last week. The forecast was set at 53...


March 31, 2020
March 3, 2020• Current fertilizer prices from the Illinois Production Cost Report peg urea at $363 per ton or about 40 cents per pound of actual nitrogen. Potash (K2O) checks in at $364 per ton, or...


Feb. 25, 2020
February 4, 2020 • The U.S. beef cow herd on January 1 numbered 31.3 million, according to USDA’s annual Cattle report. That’s down 1% from the 31.7 million cows that comprised the herd one...


Jan. 28, 2020
January 7, 2020 • The California Department of Water Resources reported on its first Sierra Mountain snowpack measurements for 2020 on January 2. The combined data for all of the sampled locati...


Dec. 31, 2019
December 3, 2019• The National Alfalfa & Forage Alliance (NAFA) recently announced the release of their 2020 “Alfalfa Variety Ratings” bulletin, which provides extensive information on all m...