April 7, 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...


Nov. 26, 2019
November 5, 2019• University of Nebraska Extension offers some advice on what to do with wet hay. • Minnesota research shows that alfalfa doesn’t need fall potassium fertilizer to enhance winte...


Oct. 29, 2019
October 1, 2019 • South Dakota State University offers tips on harvesting silage in a wet year. • Cornell University will be offering an online forage management course from October 25 to De...


Sept. 24, 2019
September 3, 2019 • There’s a double peak for corn silage quality. • Extension specialists at The Ohio State University share results from a study that demonstrates brown midrib (BMR) sorg...


May 28, 2019
May 7, 2019• Yesterday’s USDA Crop Progress report indicated that only XX percent of the U.S. corn crop is planted. This compares to XX percent at the same time last year. The past five-year avera...


April 30, 2019
April 2, 2019 • Hay acres in the U.S. for 2019 are expected to be essentially unchanged from 2018, according to USDA’s Prospective Plantings report released last week. The initial forec...