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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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The exporters have grown over the last thirty years from a wild experiment to a major market for Pacific Northwest hay. This new market has been a boon to both hay growers and domestic users of alfalfa hay.

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Most hay producers want to produce hay as profitably as possible. Establishing economic goals is the first step towards profitability. Once goals are established, farmers benefit by developing a management mindset centered on a business approach.

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Proper tire maintenance on farm machinery and implements is important for improving efficiency, and now is a good time for farmers to look at maintaining or replacing tires, say a Purdue University agricultural engineer.

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Forages are a primary energy feed source. From a forage standpoint, as plants mature, fiber increases. Fiber is less digestible than other plant parts and fiber digestibility declines as plants mature.

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An owner’s responsibilities for running a small business can seem overwhelming. As a result, the delicate balancing act of allocating time to work on the business, as well as in the business, can result in too little time for family, personal interests and self-care.

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With the ever-changing demands on today’s agricultural producers, comparing options for viable accounting software programs to aid in the management of their operations can be overwhelming.

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