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Whether you graze, chop, ensile, bag or bale forage, we offer practical information for your hay, silage and pasture needs.

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When life gives you lemons, you make lemonade. When Brad and Kim Black ended up with several acres of switchgrass, they decided to graze it. This decision has permanently changed their grazing program.

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Hay is often priced by what your neighbor is selling it for down the road. After all, if their price is cheaper than yours, they will probably make the sale before you. But are the consumers really getting what they paid for?

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As I get older, it is just part of life to get a bit set in my ways. Change is inevitable, and sometimes changes come with more than a little heartburn. A good example comes from a form of new technology – social media.

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Mentoring is a valuable way to transfer knowledge from an established producer to a new operator. It is also a tremendous risk management tool.

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A three-year research project, conducted by University of Illinois, looks at whether grazing corn residue impacts subsequent crops.

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The Phelps and Gorham Purchase of 1788 was an acquisition of 6 million acres from the commonwealth of Massachusetts for $1 million (to be paid in three installments) and the preemptive right (first option to buy) to the title from the six nations of the Iroquois Confederacy for $5,000.

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