May 28, 2019
May 7, 2019• Yesterday’s USDA Crop Progress report indicated that only XX percent of the U.S. corn crop is planted. This compares to XX percent at the same time last year. The past five-year avera...


April 30, 2019
April 2, 2019 • Hay acres in the U.S. for 2019 are expected to be essentially unchanged from 2018, according to USDA’s Prospective Plantings report released last week. The initial forec...


March 26, 2019
March 5, 2019 • For many states, the spring forage seeding closing date to purchase crop insurance is March 15. • The University of Wisconsin recently announced the availability...


Feb. 26, 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...


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...


Dec. 26, 2018
December 4, 2018 • The 53,032 metric tons of alfalfa hay exported to China during September was the smallest monthly total in nearly three years. • Corn silage hybrid performance data for 20...


Nov. 27, 2018
November 6, 2018 • In contrast to cropland, acres of permanent pasture and rangeland have shifted toward smaller farms since the 1980s, according to USDA. • Researchers at the Noble Research...


Oct. 30, 2018
October 10, 2018 • Warrant herbicide, an encapsulated formulation of acetochlor, has received registration for use in establishing and established alfalfa. Be sure to check if your state has ap...


Sept. 25, 2018
September 4, 2018 There were a lot of new forage machinery innovations highlighted at last week’s Farm Progress Show in Boone, Iowa. This week’s Hay Pellets features a few of the highlights...


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...