May 22, 2019
Jim Wulf likes to feed cattle, but he’s also a man who spends a lot of time thinking about soil and its capability to grow plants...

May 22, 2019
Synergy. Our longtime friend Webster defines it as a mutually advantageous conjunction or compatibility of distinct participants or elements. Every farm or ranch has a story...

May 21, 2019
He’s a farmer. An educator. A learner. A world traveler. And also a Yooper. That latter résumé-building item puts Ben Bartlett into a hearty and exclusive class of people who call Michigan’s Upper Penninsula home...

May 21, 2019
Name any Upper Midwest state and there’s a good chance widespread alfalfa winterkill is being discussed.Although no year is a good year to be looking at brown alfalfa fields in the spring, the timin...

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...

May 14, 2019
The dynamics of the hay industry have changed. Whether it can just be attributed to a natural cycle or a permanent new normal is yet to be determined. One year ago, USDA re...

May 7, 2019
Winter cereal forage has fully transitioned from a niche crop to that of a crop rotation mainstay on many farms. The fast-growing nature of cereals makes them a perfect double-crop fit with several co...

April 30, 2019
Technology in the livestock industry is catching up to our brethren on the cropping side. We can now point to livestock activity monitors, robotic milkers, GPS livestock tracking systems, and pasture...

April 16, 2019
It’s true. When it comes to alfalfa, the holy grail is to achieve high yields, high quality, and a long stand life. The latter is often called persistence.We’ve talked about these production compo...

April 9, 2019
It’s been one of the biggest changes in the forage industry during the past 10 years. That “it” refers to putting up high-moisture hay as baleage, which can result in some of the best forage you...