Oct. 13, 2020
The National Alfalfa & Forage Alliance (NAFA) is collaborating with the USDA Agricultural Research Service (ARS) and the National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) to develop a research str...


Oct. 13, 2020
Many times, you don’t know what you have until it’s gone. If you don’t sample and test hay, this may happen to you as forages get fed this winter. Knowing what’s in your inventory on the front...


Oct. 13, 2020
At this point in the growing season, stockpiled grass should be looking pretty good if adequate moisture has been received. Don’t waste it!Although opening the gate and leaving the cattle to their o...


Oct. 6, 2020
A total of 266 samples from 16 different states comprised the field of entries for this year’s World Forage Analysis Superbowl. With the cancellation of World Dairy Expo due to COVID-19 concerns, th...


Oct. 6, 2020
Farmers in the southeastern United States are no stranger to fire ants. Even though we know they will make beds anywhere and everywhere, we are still surprised by some of the places that these pests c...


Oct. 6, 2020
The World Forage Analysis Superbowl is always accompanied by a series of dairy and forage educational presentations. This year, these Dairy-Forage Seminars are being offered virtually on the new World...


Sept. 29, 2020
For many years, developing improved alfalfa varieties has involved rigorous, long-term field research, measurements, and observations. That approach isn’t going away anytime soon; however, the...


Sept. 29, 2020
Fall is a busy time of year for most farmers, but it is also an important time to pay close attention to your forage enterprise. Marc Sulc, Ohio State University Extension forage specialist, recently...


Sept. 22, 2020
Although hay growers got shut out of the first round of Coronavirus Food Assistance Program (CFAP), USDA has chosen to include alfalfa in Round 2.Only acres that were certified as planted to alfalfa i...