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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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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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In order to get large amounts of forage harvested in a timely manner, forage mergers are the answer. A forage merger can be a very valuable asset to have on a farm. They move quickly across the field, gently picking up and moving the crop via a belt, where it is deposited gently into a windrow.

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Remember “back in the day” how we thought seatbelt use would never catch on? How we never dreamed we could receive $300 fines for non-seatbelt compliance?

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If attending a planning and zoning meeting ranks right up there at the top of your list of exciting things to do, then, baby, you’re on the right track applying manure to your fields on a chilly morning with the wind blowing straight toward your neighbor. Just remember (when you’re sitting in that planning and zoning meeting defending agricultural practices and thinking you’d rather watch paint dry), you asked for it.

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