June 7, 2022
The problem at Virginia Tech’s McCormick Farm in the Shenandoah Valley was not dissimilar to what many cow-calf operators face — too much feeding of hay and not enough days on pasture...

June 7, 2022
In May 2014, the average price of alfalfa hay reached $227 per ton, which was a record-high price. That value was obliterated in April 2022, according to USDA’s Agricultural Prices report. The...

May 31, 2022
Everybody has a nemesis, something that seems to screw up the plan of action more often than not. For the haymaker, that curse-worthy adversary is often cited as rainfall...

May 24, 2022
Plant maturity is often cited as the primary driver of forage quality. Make no mistake — it is...

May 17, 2022
The amount of hay in the U.S. haymow continues to shrink and is down another 7% from a year ago. Compared to May 1, 2020, the inventory is down 18% or 3.7 million tons...

May 17, 2022
Have you started thinking about next winter’s hay supply?The question seems ludicrous given that we just recently passed the finish pole of this winter. But is it?Kenny Burdine doesn’t think so...

May 17, 2022
Thousands of words have been uttered or written touting the importance of a timely first-cut forage harvest. But what makes a harvest timely?...

May 17, 2022
Hay & Forage Grower is pleased to announce the return of Amber Friedrichsen as our 2022 summer editorial intern...

May 10, 2022
I just returned from south central Missouri where repeated heavy rains have left hayfields and pastures in a bog-like condition...

May 10, 2022
Big comebacks are often difficult, but it’s a great story when they do occur. For decades, crabgrass had been cursed as a weed — spat upon by even those with a relatively high weed acceptance...