Feb. 12, 2019
February 5, 2019• The decline in net farm income has varied greatly from state to state, according to this analysis from Ag Economic Insights. • In a companion study looking at cash farm receipts...

Feb. 12, 2019
Better late than never, USDA’s “data dump” arrived last Friday with news of 2018 hay production and inventories. Their Crop Production and Crop Production Annual Summary reports offe...

Feb. 12, 2019
With the arrival of Abe Lincoln’s birthday, the frost-seeding season begins in the South and pushes its way north. Though not always a sure bet, frost seeding pastures has shown to be a time-proven...

Feb. 12, 2019
Below are examples of alfalfa and grass prices being paid FOB barn/stack (except for those noted as delivered, which is indicated by a "d" in the table below) for selected states at the...

Feb. 5, 2019
Both alfalfa and corn have relatively high demands for sulfur that must be met if optimum yields of either crop are to be realized. By now, most growers are familiar with the undisputed success of the...

Feb. 5, 2019
Editor’s note: In this and future monthly hay price summaries, we will focus on the Alfalfa price (as we always have) and Other Hay price, which replaces the combined All Hay price in the table belo...

Feb. 5, 2019
In the course of haymaking events, there’s always going to be some hay that gets put up wet, or at least wetter than what is acceptable for long-term storage of dry hay.“Feeding moldy hay to lives...

Feb. 5, 2019
Below are examples of alfalfa and grass prices being paid FOB barn/stack (except for those noted as delivered, which is indicated by a "d" in the table below) for selected states at the en...

Jan. 29, 2019
January 1, 2019 • A North Dakota State University specialist says that wheat straw can be an effective roughage this winter to supplement cows on high-quality hay diets. • This year’s Appa...

Jan. 29, 2019
Although typing the phrase “goating off alfalfa” may induce your spell checker to rumble and begin smoking, the practice is an effective winter strategy. It helps reduce weed pressure, control alf...