Feb. 7, 2022
The year was 2008, and the cost of urea nitrogen was tipping the scales at over 60 cents per pound. Only a few years earlier, it was 30 cents per pound. Farmers were ready to rebel...

Feb. 7, 2022
Every August, the most powerful of tractors assemble in Bowling Green, Ohio, for the National Tractor Pulling Championships...

Feb. 7, 2022
The annual release of hay and forage data by USDA that defines the previous year’s hay production and year-ending inventories last month...

Feb. 1, 2022
For many Western alfalfa growers, rodents fall into a major pest category right along with insects, diseases, and weeds...

Feb. 1, 2022
With China being the source of many of our livestock vitamin supplies, the cost of vitamin supplementation has taken a significant turn upward during the past couple of years...

Jan. 25, 2022
The cost of nitrogen fertilizer impacts everything from the economic optimum application rate for corn to the value of manure...

Jan. 18, 2022
The annual release of hay and forage data by USDA that defines the previous year’s hay production and year-ending inventories arrived in email inboxes last Thursday...

Jan. 18, 2022
With fertilizer currently priced at about $1 per unit of nitrogen, farmers and extension specialists are turning over every rock to try to find economical means of producing forage without buying a lot of nitrogen...

Jan. 11, 2022
The current drought in the West has likely had no greater impact on other agricultural entities than on alfalfa, according to Dan Putnam, the longtime extension forage agronomist...

Jan. 11, 2022
Photo: Eldon Cole, University of MissouriThe symptoms of a bad case of fescue toxicity are well-documented. One symptom — fescue foot — can become more apparent when temperatures drop during the w...