May 23, 2023
From the road, most pastures look pretty good during this time of year...

May 18, 2023
The South Poll cows were red and slick. At their side — an equal number of 1-month-old or younger calves already grazing on spring fescue in a Savannah-like setting...

May 16, 2023
Inventory in U.S. haymows on May 1 shrunk by 13% from a year ago. Compared to May 1, 2020, spring hay stocks are down 29% or 5.9 million tons...

May 16, 2023
As grass seedheads develop this spring, take time to check for ergot development...

May 16, 2023
Even without scientific scrutiny, our eyes tell us that a perennial forage crop like alfalfa should benefit the soil...

May 9, 2023
As is the case with harvest timing, cutting height makes a difference in terms of yield and persistence. But there are options and distinct differences between alfalfa and grasses...

May 2, 2023
It's not Idaho’s Magic Valley, nor is it Washington’s fertile Columbia Basin. Rather, it’s the land in between, located on the western edge of Idaho in the far eastern Palouse region. Here, in Idaho’s Panhandle, is where Wade Simons and his wife, Edie, have built a successful farm business, leasing land that, by their own admission, “most farmers don’t want.”...

May 2, 2023
Choices: We make them every day. Some seem big, others less significant, but only time can truly measure the magnitude of choice outcomes...

May 2, 2023
It’s this time of year when grasses show us and tell us what they’re made of. They tell us what they like and what they don’t like. It seems some people never learn the language of grasses...

May 2, 2023
We’ve already heard some reports of frost- and freeze-damaged alfalfa this spring. More will likely come. Although regional, frost or freeze-induced injury to alfalfa seems to occur every year.Frost...