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Forage Production

Whether you graze, chop, ensile, bag or bale forage, we offer practical information for your hay, silage and pasture needs.

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You might think getting hay dry in the arid West wouldn’t be a problem, but with afternoon thundershowers, it is often difficult. Finally, producers have an alternative to drying windrows to 12 percent moisture for baling. Instead, they can bale at 20 percent moisture with the assistance of a portable bale dryer.

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Double baler

Two farmer-generated equipment inventions are rolling into hay fields, which may change the way you put up hay.

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Misconceptions abound on how much nitrogen is lost from applying urea on pastures and hay fields. Some producers think they can lose all the nitrogen applied as urea if certain conditions exist.

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Since the program piloted in 2009, Missouri and Kansas grazing livestock producers have had access to pasture, rangeland and forage (PRF) insurance coverage as a tool to mitigate the risks of drought. Today, producers in all states have access to the coverage and the risk management it provides.

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As many of you begin to think about seed selection for the next growing season, it’s important to consider not only an optimal variety for your area but also the types of legal protections limiting your use of saved seeds.

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The Shelby Super Snake Mustang travels at 250 mph. That car, with an 850-horsepower engine, sits on Rod St. Clair’s office showroom floor and is indicative of his very attitude toward life.

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