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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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Why do rodents chew wires?

One-quarter of house fires with undetermined causes are assumed to be caused by rodents chewing on electrical wires.

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There are a good many lessons I learned hoeing tobacco. One thing I learned early on was: If you picked out the lightest hoe, so it would be easier to carry, you soon found out the lack of weight meant you had to work harder to cultivate the soil.

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Farming, no matter what production methods are used, works in concert with nature. Even the most complex biotechnology works only when used with the partnership of Mother Nature. Nature can also deal some pretty tough challenges to our equipment, both in the field and back at the shed.

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Ensuring that plants receive adequate nutrition is a critical component of a profitable yield, no matter which forage crop you produce.

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Forage equipment is traditionally used to harvest and package crops such as grass, alfalfa, triticale, wheat, barley, oats, corn and sorghum. When harvesting grass, alfalfa or triticale, the product is most often cut with a swather or mower.

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When farmers think about efficiency, it’s most often a question such as, “How can I cover my acreage with this field operation in the least amount of time?” Engineers define efficiency, however, as the percentage of work output to work input into the operation.

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