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Hay Pellets - News Tidbits
March 30, 2020
At a very early age, most children master the question of “Why?” “Why did Barney (the dog) die?”“Because he was old, and his parts wore out.”...
March 10, 2020
Alfalfa winterkill. Copious amounts of rain. Extended periods of drought. These all impacted hay production in one region of the U.S. or another during 2019...
First Cut: Progress
Jan. 9, 2020
Most people, organizations, and other entities like to make progress, a happy and positive word. Progress is also a battleground...
First Cut: One thing
Nov. 25, 2019
A favorite movie of mine is the 1991 flick “City Slickers,” which starred the likes of Billy Crystal (Mitch) and Jack Palance (Curly)...
First Cut: Going beyond good
Sept. 5, 2019
Many years ago, I was told, “Any idiot can make good corn silage.” Perhaps that’s the case or perhaps not; however, it’s most certainly not true if you have your sights set on something north...
First Cut: H2O
May 20, 2019
If you’re in the business of producing forage, there’s a high likelihood that you manage the land that grows your crops. Many of you also manage livestock...
A look into the haymow
March 15, 2019
Sometimes hay gets cut later than we’d like; sometimes hay data gets reported later than we’d like. The latter occurred this year because of an extended wall discussion in our nation’s capital...
Feb. 21, 2019
People often ask me, “What’s new in the forage world?” My answer begins with forage digestibility, or to be more specific, fiber digestibility...
Tail of the Dragon
Jan. 16, 2019
I was wrapping up a day of farm visits in the Blue Ridge Mountains of western North Carolina when my host asked, “Where are you staying tonight?” “Sylva,” I responded...
Nov. 23, 2018
If you’re like me, there’s still a good part of each day that is spent thinking. Just the other day, I was thinking about how many great ideas humanity has lost because, rather than thinking, time was being spent perusing a cell phone screen...