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Poll: Alfalfa Variety Selection
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Poll: Forage inventory
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Poll: Forage-Making Season
– – Forage-Making Season Results
Poll: Time of Alfalfa Cutting
– – Alfalfa-Cutting Time Results
Forty years of forage equipment progress
April 25, 2022
Editor’s note: Kevin Shinners has been an influential voice, inventor, and researcher during his 40-year career at the University of Wisconsin-Madison...
Don’t bail on baler maintenance
April 25, 2022
Preventive equipment maintenance is a frame of mind that can go a long way in impacting the year’s bottom line...
Custom farming rates will also inflate
March 29, 2022
Custom rate guides are welcomed resources in those states that continue to do the survey legwork; unfortunately, many do not...
Get your forage in condition for drying
March 10, 2022
It may not seem like it, but first cutting is right around the corner. In fact, we’ve already started down here in the South with winter annuals...
Assess equipment and parts needs now
Feb. 7, 2022
Time seems to go by more quickly with each passing year. We are already halfway through winter, and it seems like just yesterday we were wrapping up last year’s harvest...
Minimize your forage harvester downtime
Dec. 31, 2021
Now that cold weather has arrived, it offers plenty of time to work in the farm shop.Winter is the time to go over equipment from top-to-bottom and make sure it is ready for spring...
It’s a sluggish new equipment pipeline
Nov. 10, 2021
As harvest starts to wrap up, it’s time to get equipment cleaned and put away for winter. It’s also a time to make those dreaded phone calls to your certified public accountant (CPA)...
It’s a waiting game
Aug. 19, 2021
WHAT a year 2021 is shaping up to be. Commodities were “limit up” for a week straight, then two weeks later, “limit down” each day...
A precutter may offer processing advantages
April 28, 2021
Large round bales are the preferred form of haymaking in many parts of the U.S., but they are difficult to load and process in mixer wagons unless the bales are first put through a grinder...
Mowing lodged forage
April 27, 2021
Every year, there is a lot of lodged forage due to delayed harvests caused by heavy winds and rain associated with severe storms...
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