June 8, 2021
The family of sorghum crops was once considered fodder for those who farmed in more arid regions of the U.S. and really had few other mid-summer forage alternatives.That line of thinking has gone the...


June 1, 2021
Through the years, we’ve made great strides in evaluating forage quality. With each passing new discovery and resulting new forage metric, we think we’ve got it figured out. Often, we don’t.In a...


April 28, 2021
Managing bale moisture is an important consideration in properly conserving high-quality baled silages for subsequent cash sale or use in livestock feeding operations...


April 28, 2021
I walked into a Northern Tool and Equipment store last year, which is somewhat of an unusual event...


April 27, 2021
In the past few years, there has been growing interest in warm-season annual forages, including forage sorghum, sudangrass, and sorghum-sudangrass...


April 27, 2021
As the weather starts to warm up for most of the country, farmers begin to get restless after a long winter of shop hours...


April 27, 2021
The underlying genetics of corn, or Zea mays, stem from domesticated teosinte found in Latin America thousands of years ago...


Feb. 19, 2021
The environment and ground we grow forage on continue to change each year. If the United States could allocate moisture from rainfall throughout the continent, growers would be in fantastic shape...


Feb. 16, 2021
Lurking in every load of corn silage brought to the silo are wild yeasts. These microorganisms are a specific type of fungi that occur naturally on all plants and may be active with or without oxygen...


Feb. 16, 2021
Most farmers think their machinery salesman is just someone who wants to sell the next unit, but a good sales representative also wants to help you succeed with your operation...