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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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Having reliable equipment is fundamental to running a good farming operation. If your tractors, trucks or loaders are down, profit starts to slip away with each hour that machine is out of commission.

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Rain, wind, hail and unavoidable harvest delays can lead to lodged and flat hayfields. This is not usually a concern, but if it occurs, producers have to manage for and around it.

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“Alex, I sent an e-mail to the senator like you’ve been bugging me to do. It won’t do any good but maybe it will get you off my back.”

This was the communication Alex McGregor received from one of his grower colleagues awhile back.

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For more than 25 years many forage producers have been successful in no-till seeding small-seeded crops. In recent years with the introduction of more no-till drills, more and more producers are adopting no-till as the preferred method of forage crop establishment.

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Whether it is a conscious action or not, we are all engaged in risk management planning. Prepaying for seed and fertilizer, planning crop rotations, farming in multiple locations and signing up for crop/farm insurance are all considered risk management activities.

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