March 30, 2021
Dealing with rain is just part of the deal if you’re a haymaker in the humid East. Even in an average year, working around raindrops is a challenge, but in a wet year, the frustration can exceed intense...


March 16, 2021
It was a long run of soft commodity prices, but the stagnant situation of recent years came to an abrupt halt during the back half of 2020 as corn and soybean prices skyrocketed to levels not seen sin...


March 9, 2021
It’s been known for a long time that seeding alfalfa into or immediately after a terminated alfalfa stand doesn’t often yield good results. But that’s about all we know...


March 2, 2021
There are about 200,000 alfalfa seeds in a pound. That’s also the number of opinions there are for successfully establishing alfalfa or grasses...


Feb. 19, 2021
Restricting the amount of water that a crop needs is not an ideal strategy to produce forages. Sometimes, however, it’s necessary...


Feb. 16, 2021
Alfalfa hay has long been a premier forage for dairy cattle...


Jan. 12, 2021
Prudent farm managers generally don’t blindly cut expenses during challenging economic times; rather, they look for those places where eliminating costs will have little or no impact on crop yield...


Dec. 15, 2020
Seeding grass along with alfalfa has always been standard operating procedure in some areas of the U.S., including the Northeast. Although it’s less common to see in other regions, the popularity of...


Nov. 16, 2020
Alfalfa is the third highest revenue crop in the U.S., behind corn and soybeans, but ahead of wheat, rice, and cotton...


Nov. 16, 2020
Growing up on a row crop farm in Mississippi, the only experience I had with hay or forages was pitching small square bales onto a trailer. We baled a couple dozen acres of grass hay for the goat herd...