Feb. 15, 2017
Perhaps more than any other season, winter is a period for reflection. The USDA helps in this regard with their bevy of January production reports. I, like many people, have sometimes looked at...


Jan. 15, 2017
Everybody has a unique story of how and why they made agriculture their chosen career. I developed my interest by making, stacking, throwing, walking on, and feeding small square bales. My assor...


Nov. 9, 2016
Who doesn’t like a good debate?Perhaps one of the greatest learning and decision-making tools a person can employ is to take an opposite view, whether you believe it or not, and engage in debate...


Nov. 1, 2016
tithe tith n : a tenth part paid or given It’s usually about this time of year when churches across the U.S. begin their pledge campaigns to meet the ensuing year’s budget...


April 27, 2016
Whether you’re cutting alfalfa in southern Vermont or northern California, one commonality across the miles is that first-cut alfalfa is different than all of the rest...


March 23, 2016
Even the name — fescue toxicosis — sounds like life support is eminent. Though it’s been known about for years, fescue toxicosis continues to haunt the livestock industry in a manner...


Feb. 25, 2016
In a job like mine, traveling to meetings and conferences around the country comes with the territory. Following a slug of recent fall and winter forage fests, one of the many things I’v...


Jan. 26, 2016
Not long ago I was sitting in a farm office talking to a dairy producer about his forage cropping program. Amongst the flurry of questions I asked was, “What is your alfalfa seeding rate?” H...


Jan. 20, 2016
Sometimes doing nothing is easier than making a change. That’s currently where things stand with our hay marketing and grading standards...


Nov. 2, 2015
Agriculturally, you might call it dormant or fallow. That’s been the status of Hay & Forage Grower magazine since late last year when its publisher terminated the publication...