May 22, 2018
Consumer sales and profits generally spike dramatically during the last two months of the year as the Christmas season is accompanied by a flurry of gift buying and giving — for better or worse. Acco...

May 15, 2018
If you’re one of those hay producers who has stuck it out through a period of lower prices, take heed because times are changing. On the heels of USDA’s Prospective Plantings report that predicts...

May 1, 2018
“Do you want to fly with me and check out the crops?” That was the question I got more than 25 years ago from a fertilizer dealer in my county who also had his pilot’s license. I had never flow...

April 30, 2018
There are some people you meet in life whom you’ll never forget, nor do you ever want to. For me, count Ted and Patsy Hughes in that category...

April 30, 2018
Herbert Hoover received plenty of accolades prior to his presidency for a wide range of humanitarian efforts. He was overwhelmingly elected as our 31st president in 1928...

April 30, 2018
Webster defines the word unique as “being without a like or equal.”...

April 24, 2018
It’s likely that about 30 percent of round bale users are not removing the net wrap or twine on bales before feeding or processing. That was a finding from the South Dakota State University (SDSU) o...

April 17, 2018
Like many of you reading this, I cut my haymaking teeth spending many summer hours pulling a sickle cutterbar mower, generally over stone-infested terrain. My next move up in the world was riding self...

April 3, 2018
It’s no secret that animal rights activists have caused more than their fair share of consternation for livestock producers over the years. Despite some underhanded methods and often exaggerated cla...

April 3, 2018
All-hay and alfalfa February hay price averages both continued their 2018 climb, according to last week’s USDA Agricultural Prices report. The all-hay price was up $4 per ton from January to $143; t...