June 15, 2021
Measuring forage yield has never been easy, at least compared to weighing grain crops off the combine. During my university extension days, I spent many years dragging around heavy pad scales, one per...

June 8, 2021
The family of sorghum crops was once considered fodder for those who farmed in more arid regions of the U.S. and really had few other mid-summer forage alternatives.That line of thinking has gone the...

June 1, 2021
Through the years, we’ve made great strides in evaluating forage quality. With each passing new discovery and resulting new forage metric, we think we’ve got it figured out...

May 25, 2021
Although growers in the West and the South are well underway with this year’s alfalfa harvest, those in the Northern half of the U.S. are still greasing their mowers...

May 18, 2021
The U.S. haymow is about 12% emptier today than it was one year ago.Based on USDA’s Crop Production report released last week, May 1 hay stocks dropped by almost 2.5 million tons...

May 18, 2021
Soil pH is often the first metric to be considered when assessing a soil’s ability to support economic crop production. The acidity of a soil impacts both nutrient sufficiency and potential toxicity...

May 18, 2021
Poultry litter is a commonly used nutrient source for pastures in many parts of the United States...

May 18, 2021
Hay & Forage Grower is pleased to announce that Amber Friedrichsen has joined our team as the 2021 summer editorial intern. Pursuing an agriculture and life sciences education-communications major...

May 11, 2021
Hay harvesting and feeding strategies are as variable as the weather that often dictates them...

May 11, 2021
Drought is never a certainty, but having a plan to deal with it should be. Without a plan, your options to react if a drought occurs become limited...