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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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You might expect a large animal veterinarian to focus on animal health – things like anaplasmosis, trichomoniasis and intestinal parasites. You might expect a veterinarian to focus on preg checking or semen collection.

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Winter is a great time to review forage plans for the upcoming growing season and to fine-tune any areas that might have changed since you first developed your plan.

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A wise man once said to worry about things you can control. In this lifetime, most of us will be unable to control the weather, so drop that off your worry list. Dirt in your hay is something you can control, so give it some thought.

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It always pays to plan ahead for the next crop season. Steven Hines, University of Idaho extension educator for Jerome County, says things a producer needs to think about during winter include maintaining machinery, such as the corn planter.

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Insurance is one of the top expenses for any person – and especially for farm owners. Paying for coverage seems redundant when a claim is filed and the conclusion is: The situation is not covered by insurance.

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This year has seen several developments in legal issues impacting not only hay and forage operations but all agricultural operations, from the legalization of hemp to continued battles over “Waters of the U.S.” Let’s look at the top five developments in agricultural law in 2019.

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