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  • National Alfalfa & Forage Alliance Launches New Research Initiative

    05/25/2017 11:04 AM

    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.

  • What's Standing Hay Worth?
    05/24/2017 04:37 PM

    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.

  • The Perks of Pasture for Dairies
    05/23/2017 04:28 PM
  • Get Ready for Hay Season and Bale Early
    05/22/2017 08:24 AM

    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.

  • Common Alfalfa Cutting Questions
    05/20/2017 03:18 PM

    Producers should consider these common questions as the alfalfa cutting season starts.

  • Significant Alfalfa Losses Experienced in Eastern Wisconsin
    05/15/2017 03:35 PM

    Significant alfalfa losses experienced in eastern Wisconsin

  • Some High Plains Farmers Struggling After Fires, Drought
    05/15/2017 09:51 AM

    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.

  • Hay Stocks Remain Strong
    05/15/2017 09:23 AM

    Stocks are off slightly from last year, but inventory is still high. 

  • Evaluating Alfalfa Stands for Winter Injury
    04/10/2017 02:51 PM

     Having the ability to evaluate your alfalfa fields for injury in early spring can ultimately jumpstart crop rotation decisions.  

  • 6 Top Alfalfa Winterkill Factors
    03/29/2017 11:08 AM

    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.

  • AGCO Intends to Acquire Lely Group's Forage Division
    03/13/2017 04:42 PM

    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 Acquires Danish Implement Manufacturer [UPDATE]
    01/31/2017 12:20 PM

    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.

  • Put Quality in Forage Contracts
    01/25/2017 10:43 AM

    Make sure the forage your contractor puts up meets herd production needs

  • Winter Hay Considerations
    12/20/2016 03:10 PM

    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?

  • National Sorghum Producers Yield Contest Winners
    12/15/2016 03:30 PM

    Farmers from 28 states battled it out to see who would be crowned champion of sorghum yields.