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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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Harvesting corn silage or haylage is one of the most time-sensitive jobs a farmer or contractor can do. When the crop is ready, you need to be ready too.

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One of the areas we tend to have good intentions about practicing is farm safety, but sometimes our good intentions get set aside.

I realize this is not intentional, but we must make an extra effort to not only think about it, but also practice it.

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With the year coming to an end, that also means the holiday season is quickly approaching. Although every day is a day to give thanks, the holiday season is also a great time to sit down and think about the past year.

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Have you ever needed to haul a bale of hay but the tractor with the spears is at the farm farthest from the barn? This is a problem I came across on a cold winter day, and the idea for hydraulic spears for a pickup truck crossed my mind.

I’m Zepplin Smith, a student at Olton Independent School District, Olton, Texas.

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After a long summer in the hayfield, it’s tempting to simply back haying equipment into the shed for the winter without giving it a second thought.

However, conducting a thorough end-of-season inspection and writing down maintenance needs while they are still top of mind can be time well spent.

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The dictionary defines an “innovation” as the action or process of innovating; a new method, product or idea. Our Forage Folks column this month features four recent innovations in the forage world.

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