Jan. 16, 2019
The use of baled silage techniques for forage preservation has expanded significantly during the last decade and is especially popular with small or mid-sized dairy and beef producers...


Jan. 15, 2019
As the cold weather sets in and daylight hours shorten, this usually allows us to spend more time with our families; it also provides opportunity to ponder potential improvements...


Jan. 15, 2019
Round balers tend to be more economical than medium to large square balers for both beef and dairy mid-sized farms...


Jan. 15, 2019
Forty-two miles east of Rapid City, in Pennington County South Dakota, the Lytle family is making their mark on the hay industry...


Jan. 14, 2019
Forage that was once judged by appearance and smell can now be quantified by numbers...


Jan. 14, 2019
California’s Central Valley is a massive expanse of agricultural production. The sheer size of the valley is only matched by the variety of commodities produced...


Nov. 27, 2018
For most of us, the long days in the hayfield and on the silage pile have come to an end, and just like every year, it seems new challenges were presented for us to conquer...


Sept. 4, 2018
Tedders have become a popular means to speed hay drying. Size tedders based on the width of your mower...


Aug. 28, 2018
That thing is awesome,” exclaimed Andy Smidt as he walked over to the temporary shade tent on a smokin’ hot June day in Pella, Iowa...


May 1, 2018
“Do you want to fly with me and check out the crops?” That was the question I got more than 25 years ago from a fertilizer dealer in my county who also had his pilot’s license. I had never flow...