Nov. 27, 2017
Don’t look now, but harvest season is wrapping up and this year, like most in recent memory, has brought its fair share of unpredictability. As always, some areas fared better than others...


Nov. 27, 2017
ravis Erickson (right) values his employees by implementing flexible schedules and split shifts. Ryan Shaw (left) is one of Erickson’s long-term employees. Finding and retaining employees is o...


Aug. 31, 2017
As Benjamin Franklin once said, “There are only two things certain in life: death and taxes.” This statement still rings true today, but on most farms I think we could also add two more items...


April 30, 2017
Knowing real-time forage moisture is critical for choosing if and how much preservative to use, how much steam to add to very dry hay, and in predicting effects on forage quality...


April 30, 2017
The busy season is upon many of us. Hay mowers all across the country are firing up and heading to the field. In some regions, the mower is then followed by one or more passes with a tedder...


April 30, 2017
Site-specific and variable rate technologies are widely known and applied today in row crops, in many instances being driven by and evaluated by yield monitors...


March 21, 2017
It’s once again time to take a tour around the country to see what’s going on in the world of farm custom rate surveys. As I’ve mentioned previously, these documents were invaluable during my da...


March 1, 2017
Down here in the Southern states it is already “go time” for most dairies and those putting up winter annuals...


March 1, 2017
Cabin fever has set in for most anyone in the agriculture community by this time of the year. For most of us, we have at least a month until the wheels can again be put into motion...


Feb. 24, 2017
Now that winter is in full effect, most grain farmers are either ice fishing or taking a vacation at the beach, but not us hay guys...