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Buying new hay or silage equipment? Having maintenance issues? Want to learn equipment tips to increase efficiency? We can help with your equipment decisions.

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For years, my colleagues and I have been preaching the benefits of cutting our area’s cool-season grass lawns at 4 inches to improve lawn health and control weeds. On the farm, the same logic holds. Leaving more stubble in our hay fields can have similar results.

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A utility vehicle purchase for your property can make chores a bit easier to tackle, and can help you to simply get around your farm faster. But, with all the options on the market today, it can be an overwhelming task to narrow down your choices. With a little guidance from Kubota – the best-selling diesel utility vehicle manufacturer in North America since 20041 – you will be well on your way to choosing the right vehicle for your property wants and needs.

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Near-infrared reflectance spectroscopy (NIRS) seems like something out of a science-fiction movie: You can shine a light onto a feed and immediately know the chemical and nutritional make-up.

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It used to be that round baler performance was measured by the number of bales you could crank out in a day. Not anymore.

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Do you remember the last time you changed the oil in your pickup truck? Do you know how old the tires are or the last time it was inspected?

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 While our winter weather is behind us, equipment that wasn’t started (and even those that were) may begin to exhibit the battery drain of the past season.

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