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...

March 27, 2018
Each spring we take a tour around the country to see what’s going on in the world of farm custom rate surveys. These custom rate guides are popular documents in those states that continue to do the survey legwork. During my county extension agent days, questions regarding how much to charge for various field operations were second only to questions concerning how much to charge for land rent.As is the case each year, several states have updated their information...

March 20, 2018
Well, someday it will. In the February issue of Hay & Forage Grower, I shared a story about Reed Edwards, a South Carolina farmer who had been growing sericea lespedeza hay for about 10 years. E...

March 15, 2018
For over 20 years, our family lived in a large, century-old farmhouse, held together with state-of-the-art 1950s “knob and tube” wiring...