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October 2020 Hay Pellets
Oct. 20, 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...
September 2020 Hay Pellets
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 2020 Hay Pellets
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 2020 Hay Pellets
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...
Forage Poll: How is your forage-making season going so far in 2020?
June 29, 2020
Celebrate National Forage Week June 21–27, 2020
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 2020 Hay Pellets
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 2020 Hay Pellets
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 2020 Hay Pellets
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...
February 2020 Hay Pellets
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...