July 4, 2023
Farming is a game of Plan B’s as often Plan A needs to be scrapped because of weather or other uncontrollable events...

July 4, 2023
The average hay price for alfalfa regressed to $279 per ton during May, according to the USDA’s Agricultural Prices report. May’s alfalfa hay price was down $8 per ton from the previous month...

June 27, 2023
Dry weather — to varying degrees — has beset a large swath of the U.S. during the beginning of the 2023 haymaking season. In the Midwest, I have never seen so much first-cutting hay get baled...

June 20, 2023
There are lots of insects that cause alfalfa plant damage and yield loss...

June 13, 2023
Source: U.S. Drought MonitorThe abundant rain and snowfall in the West put a temporary Band-Aid on many areas that were either devoid of moisture or had their irrigation spigots shut off...

June 6, 2023
The average price for alfalfa hay jumped by $20 from March to April, according to the USDA’s Agricultural Prices report...

June 6, 2023
Louis Nippert was a successful big-city lawyer by any measure, but he also had a love of the land...

June 6, 2023
Productive acres of grasslands in the Great Plains are shrinking because of woody plant encroachment from species such as eastern redcedar. The problem has existed for many years, but good answers to...

May 30, 2023
After months of negotiations and a couple of missed deadlines, an agreement has finally been reached to reduce water usage in the lower Colorado River Basin, according to Reuters news agency...

May 23, 2023
It’s a guarantee that cool-season grass pastures will take a break this summer when hot, dry conditions set in...