Feb. 19, 2019
Southern beef cattle producers need to think beyond just grazing bermudagrass or bahiagrass from May through mid-October and feeding hay for the duration of the calendar year. That was the essence of...

Feb. 5, 2019
Among the many presentations and posters offered at the American Forage & Grassland Council’s Conference last month, one that captured my attention like an activated home fire alarm was a Univer...

Jan. 29, 2019
Generally speaking, trends in the forage industry develop at a sluggish pace. There are probably good reasons for this lack of alacrity. It takes time for technologies to develop and even more time fo...

Jan. 22, 2019
“We knew we were in trouble. There was nothing to feed the cows.”That was how cattleman Buron Lanier, Burgaw, N.C., described his feelings after the floodwaters of Hurricane Florence, which were 5...

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...

Jan. 15, 2019
Let’s be honest: Some grazing practices are better than others when it comes to impacting the bottom line. However, there isn’t always universal agreement as to which practices should hold the top...

Jan. 14, 2019
California’s Central Valley is a massive expanse of agricultural production. The sheer size of the valley is only matched by the variety of commodities produced...

Jan. 8, 2019
Fertilizer is and has always been a significant production expense whether you are growing corn, alfalfa, or pasture forage. Like humans, plants need nutrients for maintenance and growth, and there’...

Dec. 26, 2018
Like the kid who everyone ridiculed as a child and then transformed into that class’ “Most Likely to Succeed” upon high school graduation, crabgrass has at long last found its rightful place in...

Dec. 18, 2018
It’s understandable why the U.S. Naval Academy is located near the shores of the Chesapeake Bay in Annapolis, Md. But also near those same shores, on the other side of the bay, is a herd of Angus...