Sept. 10, 2019
After working and agonizing to keep alfalfa stands productive for multiple years, producers know the time will come when all fields must be terminated in a Rambo-like manner. The term “p...

Sept. 6, 2019
About 70 miles due south of Atlanta, Ga., and just east of Thomaston, lives one of the 2019 Top 10 finalists for the National Outstanding Young Farmers Program...

Sept. 5, 2019
Many years ago, I was told, “Any idiot can make good corn silage.” Perhaps that’s the case or perhaps not; however, it’s most certainly not true if you have your sights set on something north...

Sept. 3, 2019
From my travels around the U.S., it has become obvious that orchardgrass is a foundational perennial forage in many livestock systems where adequate moisture (rain or irrigation) and moderate temperat...

Sept. 3, 2019
With Labor Day now in the rearview mirror, the decision to grab one more alfalfa cutting becomes more traumatic. That said, the need for high-quality feed is unquestionable on many farms. As temperat...

Aug. 27, 2019
Driving down a county road recently, I noticed a farmer meticulously placing his newly made round bales side-to-side in a neat row under a tree line. A little farther down the trail, on a differe...

Aug. 13, 2019
Until recently, it’s been a challenging year on the crop side of the ledger. In the rearview mirror are events such as widespread alfalfa winterkill in some regions and relentless rain events in man...

Aug. 6, 2019
Much gets written and discussed about making high-quality alfalfa. In fact, there could be an entire volume of Encyclopedia Britannica dedicated to the topic. If we were to list the factors involved...

Aug. 6, 2019
It’s not unusual for hay prices to retreat in late spring and early summer with the onset of a new crop. Such was the case for average June 2019 prices of both alfalfa and other hay types. Th...

July 30, 2019
John F. Kennedy, in his 1962 State of the Union Address, said, “The time to repair the roof is when the sun is shining.” This little bit of wisdom is good advice for living our lives, but it espe...