Alfalfa stands thin out over time, often slowly but sometimes suddenly. And as stands decline, tonnage and economic returns decline with them. When yield gets too low, the usual suggestion is to plant new fields to alfalfa, but sometimes factors like the immediate forage need, the cropping plans or field location make this suggestion undesirable.
When was the last time you Googled the name of your farm or business? Chances are something appeared in the results. In agriculture circles, you often hear about the importance of online and social media presence in the context of advocacy and connecting with consumers for conversations centered on our food supply.
Bacteria, fungi and other very small life forms live all around us but are invisible to the naked eye. These microbes can be found virtually everywhere, including on plants, in soil and in the forage we put into silos. Microbiologists’ understanding of the powerful role of these microorganisms in silage fermentation is growing every day.
Progressive Forage Grower is the Forage Industry Resource for progressive hay,
silage and pasture producers. With contributors including freelance writers, extension
specialists and allied industry partners, the leading-edge content is balanced and promotes
the best in the forage industry.
All editorial content for Progressive Forage Grower is driven by one primary goal – to
provide informational resources that ensure success for forage producers.
• Provide forward-thinking forage producers with practical, unbiased, researched
forage articles to educate and inform.
• Create an open forum for industry discussion and an easy-to-read magazine of
expert information about the forage industry.
• Assist forage producers in improving profitability and efficiency.
Progressive Dairyman magazine combines current news and events, market reports and industry trends with dairy management and production articles, publishing information dairymen can rely on to help serve their farms’ needs.
After 25 years of publishing practical and profitable information that helps U.S. dairymen succeed, Progressive Dairyman is now offering a Canadian edition at no cost to Canadian dairymen and others involved in the industry.
Progressive Cattleman magazine captures the essence of the cattleman and ranching experience. This monthly publication is tailored for all segments of the beef industry and will consistently provide compelling features and photography, timely news, expert industry voices and entertaining commentary.