Nov. 29, 2022
It’s not an unusual situation for people to suddenly find themselves as the not-so-proud owner or long-term renter of a previously abused or neglected pasture. In such situations, questions often ar...

Nov. 29, 2022
In many areas hammered by drought this past summer and fall, purchasing additional hay will be a necessity in the upcoming weeks and months. Hay buyers need to exercise caution when making purchases f...

Nov. 22, 2022
Among the many politically polarizing issues of the day is climate change. A multitude of claims — many unsubstantiated — are made by both the “doom and gloomers” as well as the deniers...

Nov. 22, 2022
The concept of phosphorus and potassium “fixation” is often raised during discussions of potential forage fertilizer strategies. Fixation is thought of in terms of nutrients being bound in the soi...

Nov. 22, 2022
Identifying the cause of an unanticipated crop problem during the growing season can be easy . . . until it’s not. When a second variable such as irrigation is thrown into the agronomic...

Nov. 15, 2022
As a hay industry, there are still a number of hay sales that occur “by the bale.” Yes, it’s easier, but if the sale is made without factoring in bale weight and moisture, there’s a good...

Nov. 15, 2022
Most silage and haylage crops from the past growing season now sit packed, covered, and/or wrapped. Perhaps you think it will make good feed because everything was done “right,” or maybe you...

Nov. 8, 2022
A myth can be defined in several ways, but it is often thought to be something that has been repeatedly stated over a period of years such that it becomes accepted truth when, in fact, it...

Nov. 8, 2022
In an era where dry weather seems to be the new normal, the Pasture, Rangeland, and Forage (PRF) insurance program is gaining interest and participation. The deadline to purchase PRF insurance fo...

Nov. 7, 2022
For those of us in my generation who are currently subjected to a routine colonoscopy schedule, you will remember the days when Google Maps didn’t exist. Driving from Point A to Point B required bot...