Sept. 18, 2018
Putting cattle on cornstalks can help keep perennial and annual forages growing through the fall.“Every day the livestock are ingesting corn residue, they are not grazing forages,” says Victor She...

Sept. 18, 2018
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 end...

Sept. 11, 2018
If you feed cows, getting a forage analysis done on what is being fed should be as routine as the physical act of doing the feeding. The information obtained from a forage test can be invaluable.Relat...

Sept. 11, 2018
Demand and trading on alfalfa hay has been slipping in the West and was more noticeable last week. The two main factors are low milk prices and tariffs on alfalfa hay shipping to China. Low milk pri...

Sept. 11, 2018
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 end of...

Sept. 4, 2018
It’s a dilemma that happens to nearly every livestock producer at one point or another: Copious amounts of good forage to graze coupled with soils that have been saturated by unrelenting rainfall...

Sept. 4, 2018
After a robust retreat in June, hay prices dropped only minimally in July, based on USDA’s most recent Agricultural Prices report released last week. The All Hay price dropped $1 per ton to $159, wh...

Sept. 4, 2018
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 end of t...

Aug. 31, 2018
Over two-thirds of all agricultural land in the U.S. is grasslands, with a large economic value as well as many ecosystem benefits. Forage crop systems enjoyed maximum popularity in the middle of the 20th century after the Dust Bowl era, with pastures and hayfields recognized for their soil conservation benefits. In those times, the land-grant college system provided significant funding, infrastructure, and support for a relatively large number of forage crop scientists...

Aug. 28, 2018
• The 2018 average value of cropland in the U.S. rose 1 percent from last year to $4,130 per acre, according to USDA’s Agricultural Land Values report released last week. The largest percentage ju...