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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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Starting and growing a business is part of the American dream. Farm and ranch business expansion is often motivated by the need to increase profitability and improve production efficiency. Businesses experience growing pains just as teenagers do. Growth tends to magnify the weaknesses in a business. Setting things in order when your business is small is much wiser than waiting until you have a big business and a mess to clean up. Here are four things you can do to improve the profitability of your business as it grows.

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If you’ve been producing in any aspect of agriculture for a while, it is not a surprise that input costs can fluctuate from year to year. Knowing what to expect annually and budgeting correctly can be a challenge for all producers, no matter how many years they’ve been in the industry.

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After a long season in the cab of a forage harvester, the winter months are an ideal time to inspect your machine and identify any parts that need to be repaired or replaced.

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Uniform is not the first word that comes to mind with soils. Interactions among climate, biology and parent material over time drive soil properties and processes.

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It’s commonly assumed by farmers and ag professionals who look up fuel use data for field operations that fuel use improves over time as newer equipment is used.

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While most cowgirls spend their time on horseback working cattle and helping out around the ranch, this is not where you will likely find Jennifer Cummins.

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