July 21, 2020
Let’s face it: When it comes to making hay, the cutter, baler, and forage harvester get most of the glory and attention. But on many operations, there is also the all-important step of raking.Used i...

July 14, 2020
Who doesn’t like oats? In 1930, there were nearly 40 million acres of oats harvested for grain in the United States. By contrast, the 2017 Census of Agriculture pegged harvested oat acres at ju...

July 7, 2020
A couple of weeks ago, my neighbor purchased a new push lawnmower and parked his old lawnmower in the front yard by the road. The old model was both leaking and burning oil. “Somebody wil...

June 30, 2020
While on a farm visit last week, I found myself wandering around the dairy farm’s feed center with camera in hand. I got about 60 feet away from the center face of a bunker silo full of corn silage...

June 23, 2020
Some forage topics attract debate as if allowing mail-in election ballots was being discussed. One such example that has been around for a number of years now is whether there’s any compelling reaso...

June 16, 2020
One of the recurring themes we continue to hear these days is in regards to the high level of division and partisanship that currently exists throughout society. As such, the vast amount of land...

June 9, 2020
When I was in high school, I got a job on a local dairy farm in northeast Ohio. In addition to all of the normal activities that come with working on a dairy farm, my employer also had a sugar bush.&n...

June 2, 2020
It was actually a sulfur study. I was at Joe’s farm to gather some alfalfa tissue and soil samples from one of his fields as part of a statewide assessment on sulfur fertility. What with fewer indus...

June 2, 2020
Perhaps the grass is growing fast enough now that the thought of overgrazing isn’t even on the radar. Unfortunately, for many, that situation will change rapidly in the coming weeks. Ask almost...

May 26, 2020
My wife does most of the cooking at our house. She is more skilled and discerning than I am when it comes to preparing a meal. My rule of thumb is that if you have to mix two or more ingredients toget...