March 14, 2023
It’s that time of year when the greening of the Fescue Belt may soon give way to the yellowing of the same region, at least in many pastures and hayfields. Buttercup species only offer eye appe...

March 7, 2023
As temperatures warm and forage grasses break dormancy, an adjustment to supplemental mineral intake by grazing cattle is often required to prevent a magnesium deficiency in the blood. Low blood magne...

March 7, 2023
Macey Wessels (sitting) and Shelly Boshart Davis own and operate Boshart Trucking in Tangent, Ore. They also manage two other vertically integrated businesses. (submitted photo)Oregon’s Willamette V...

Feb. 28, 2023
Alfalfa is a solution to a lot of problems...

Feb. 28, 2023
Hay barns come in all shapes and sizes. Built correctly, they can offer a quick return on investment, especially if the alternative is to store hay outdoors and the value of hay is high, as is current...

Feb. 21, 2023
Okay, maybe renaissance is too strong of a word, but in case you haven’t been paying attention, things are happening on the small square bale front.In the same way I’ve been told since middle scho...

Feb. 21, 2023
Plant diversity has become somewhat of a buzz phrase in the world of agriculture. It sometimes refers to growing diverse crops from year to year but most often is associated with having different spec...

Feb. 14, 2023
Hay exports in 2022 totaled 4.04 million metric tons (MT), which was 4.6% below 2021’s record-high level of 4.24 MT. For the fourth consecutive year and the fifth time in the past six years, total U...

Feb. 14, 2023
Greening spring pastures are generally a welcomed site, especially to those who have been feeding hay all winter. In some cases, those same spring pastures hold the potential for causing frothy bloat...

Feb. 7, 2023
Farmers and ranchers operate with the understanding that many things are beyond their control despite the best laid plans and management. Market prices, input costs, pests, and diseases are just some...