March 15, 2018
Scott Barao oversees Hedgeapple Farm, which markets beef from about 150 grass-fed and finished head per year. Profitability and environmental stewardship drive the farm’s operational model...

March 15, 2018
The USDA Foreign Agricultural Service (FAS) has posted U.S. hay export totals for 2017 and the news on the export front continues to be largely positive...

March 13, 2018
I’m not discounting the thought that scientists will someday figure out a way to develop nitrogen-fixing grass varieties, but until that happens, nitrogen will remain our most needed input for profi...

March 6, 2018
For as long as I have been a forage agronomist and now a journalist, one question that continues to get asked each spring is, “Can I plant alfalfa after alfalfa?” Related to this inquiry is the qu...

Feb. 27, 2018
For as long as I have been a forage agronomist and now a journalist, one question that continues to get asked each spring is, “Can I plant alfalfa after alfalfa?”...

Feb. 20, 2018
When pitchers and catchers are called to Florida and Arizona, it brings the annual rebirth of America’s pastime. It also marks a time when pasture managers need to start frost seeding or begin givin...

Feb. 15, 2018
The USDA has issued its hay report card for 2017, and depending on your point of view, the results are either positive or negative...

Feb. 15, 2018
I meet a lot of people at forage meetings during the course of a year. Never has anyone broached the subject of sericea lespedeza . . . that’s until I met Reed Edwards at a Georgia hay conference...

Feb. 13, 2018
The USDA Foreign Agricultural Service (FAS) has posted U.S. hay export totals for 2017 and the news on the export front continues to be largely positive. Total exports of alfalfa and other hay (think...

Feb. 6, 2018
Over 7,000 cattlemen and supporting agribusiness personnel converged on Phoenix, Ariz., last week for the 2018 Cattle Industry Convention and National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA) Trade Show...