Last year, the National Alfalfa & Forage Alliance (NAFA) unanimously voted to start a national checkoff program that would fund industry research. This week, this goal took a big step forward as NAFA announces its first-ever request for proposals (RFP) for its U.S. Alfalfa Farmer Research Initiative.
One of the challenges in coming up with a value for standing hay is the lack of established market price information like corn and soybeans.
Hay season is right around the corner. In fact, some would argue it is already here according to Tim Schnakenberg, agronomy specialist, University of Missouri Extension.
Producers should consider these common questions as the alfalfa cutting season starts.
Significant alfalfa losses experienced in eastern Wisconsin
Deep snow is melting into western mountain streams, but some farmers and ranchers on the high plains are struggling amid a lengthy dry spell and the aftermath of destructive wildfires.
Stocks are off slightly from last year, but inventory is still high.
Having the ability to evaluate your alfalfa fields for injury in early spring can ultimately jumpstart crop rotation decisions.
Main concerns about alfalfa production during this time of the year are the potential for winter injury and winter kill. In this article, a description of factors that affect alfalfa plants is discussed.
In a short statement issued earlier today, AGCO Corporation says it has reached “agreement in principle” to acquire the forage division of Lely Group. Lely’s forage lineup includes a broad range of equipment, including mowers, tedders, rakers, balers and more.
New Holland Agriculture has announced an expansion of its implement product lines by way of its acquisition of the Grass and Soil business of Kongskilde Industries, part of the Danish Group Dansk Landbrugs Grovvareselskab. This business develops, manufactures and sells tillage, hay and forage implements under various brand names.
Make sure the forage your contractor puts up meets herd production needs
Hay feeding time has started and feeding big round bales sure makes the job easier. Large bale feeding systems are designed to minimize labor but not waste. Most producers feed hay in some kind of feeder, but did you know the type of feeder can affect how much hay is wasted?
Farmers from 28 states battled it out to see who would be crowned champion of sorghum yields.