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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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Q. How did the Colorado Hay and Forage Association get started?
The association started several years ago with a few producers and brokers coming together to try and find a better way to market and represent Colorado hay to potential buyers throughout the intermountain West.

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First-place corn silage
“Luck and paying attention to details. We watch the health of the crop, water, proper nutrients and soil fertility.

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There is a small community a little over 20 miles southeast of Birmingham, Alabama, that takes God’s involvement in their lives, and the land they till, very seriously. Their guiding principle is applied to everything they do.

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The organic market is growing in size and scope. In 2008 the sales of organic foods reached $22.9 billion, which represented 17.1 percent growth for the market.

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Lime is used to raise soil pH levels when soil tests reveal levels below the optimal range. Defined, pH is the negative log of the hydrogen ion concentration. More simply stated, lime (calcium hydroxide) is used to knock hydrogen off of the soil nutrient exchange sites.

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Managing 2,000 acres of alfalfa and hay crops, corn fields, livestock and a multiple family farm operation make for busy days for Paul Gustad, his father Bud and brother Dean.

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