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Poll: Alfalfa Variety Selection
Poll: Forage Quality
Poll: Forage inventory
– – Forage Inventory Results
Poll: Hay rake preference?
– – Hay Rake Survey Results
Poll: Forage-Making Season
– – Forage-Making Season Results
Poll: Time of Alfalfa Cutting
– – Alfalfa-Cutting Time Results
The alfalfa conundrum
Nov. 13, 2020
The Midwest dairy farmer’s lament was to the point: “If I didn’t have to worry about winterkill, I’d definitely grow more alfalfa...
AM or PM?
Aug. 21, 2020
Okay, it’s not exactly of the magnitude of the Lincoln-Douglas debates of 1858, but the argument to cut hay exclusively in the late afternoon versus another time of day has always intrigued me...
It’s business as unusual
May 19, 2020
I’m not Depression Era old, but I’ve been around for a while — call it aged, Medicare eligible, experienced, or whatever you like...
March 30, 2020
At a very early age, most children master the question of “Why?” “Why did Barney (the dog) die?”“Because he was old, and his parts wore out.”...
March 10, 2020
Alfalfa winterkill. Copious amounts of rain. Extended periods of drought. These all impacted hay production in one region of the U.S. or another during 2019...
First Cut: Progress
Jan. 9, 2020
Most people, organizations, and other entities like to make progress, a happy and positive word. Progress is also a battleground...
First Cut: One thing
Nov. 25, 2019
A favorite movie of mine is the 1991 flick “City Slickers,” which starred the likes of Billy Crystal (Mitch) and Jack Palance (Curly)...
First Cut: Going beyond good
Sept. 5, 2019
Many years ago, I was told, “Any idiot can make good corn silage.” Perhaps that’s the case or perhaps not; however, it’s most certainly not true if you have your sights set on something north...
First Cut: H2O
May 20, 2019
If you’re in the business of producing forage, there’s a high likelihood that you manage the land that grows your crops. Many of you also manage livestock...
A look into the haymow
March 15, 2019
Sometimes hay gets cut later than we’d like; sometimes hay data gets reported later than we’d like. The latter occurred this year because of an extended wall discussion in our nation’s capital...
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