May 10, 2016
Upon reading the title, your thoughts probably first moved to something along the lines of “You’re not kidding; it always rains right about the time I get the chopper (or baler) grease...

May 3, 2016
“Sometimes the method with the least expense ends up costing you the most,” says Brian Beer, an extension area livestock specialist for Clemson University. Beer proves his point in a recent...

April 27, 2016
Whether you’re cutting alfalfa in southern Vermont or northern California, one commonality across the miles is that first-cut alfalfa is different than all of the rest...

April 26, 2016
A dearth of public dollars to support alfalfa research was the emphasis behind the National Alfalfa & Forage Alliance (NAFA) instituting a new alfalfa checkoff program...

April 19, 2016
With lower milk and beef prices coupled with increasing corn seed prices, there is good reason to contemplate the optimum planting rate for silage corn. Recently, researchers in both Virginia and Wisconsin weighed in on the topic. Gonzalo Ferreira, extension dairy scientist at Virginia Tech, reported on the second year of planting rate study in the Dairy Pipeline newsletter. In 2015, silage corn was planted in four southern Virginia plots at rates of 22,000 to...

April 12, 2016
Once temperatures warm and alfalfa growth begins in the spring, the ritual of assessment is initiated...

March 29, 2016
Documentation that the Clean Air Act of 1970 and its subsequent amendments are working continues to mount. For agriculture, the reduction of sulfur dioxide emissions into the atmosph...

March 23, 2016
Even the name — fescue toxicosis — sounds like life support is eminent. Though it’s been known about for years, fescue toxicosis continues to haunt the livestock industry in a manner...

March 22, 2016
Producing hay for the horse market can be a profitable enterprise but brings a different set of considerations compared to selling hay destined for ruminant livestock. At the recent Wester...

March 22, 2016
It’s not such an unusual thing for old, North-dwelling people like myself to head south for the winter. They can often be seen lining the coastal beaches, plugging up the golf courses an...