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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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Anyone who owns, operates or invests in farmland knows there are many factors that can drive farmland values.

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Oh no, there’s a pool of something under my tractor. What could it be? Where could it be coming from? Maybe it isn’t too serious – it may have already stopped.

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The 2019 growing season will be remembered as one of the most challenging on record. It was cold, wet and frustrating. But while farmers and consultants were thinking about what was going on above ground, I couldn’t help but get wrapped up in what must be going on below the soil surface.

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Economics for the new decade – what can we expect? Which way is the wind blowing?

Dr. David Kohl, professor emeritus with agricultural and applied economics at Virginia Tech, presented a PDPW webinar and said we’ll see more change in the next decade ahead than we’ve seen in the last 70 years.

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All you need to know about the 2019 forage crop is in the silage pile. Under the plastic on many dairy farms, the current forage supplies may be the outcome of last year’s havoc-filled spring and fall.

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Each year I consult with several different producers regarding mineral issues in their feed. Some common things I hear are: “They just aren’t thrifty,” “They aren’t gaining like they should,” or, “We had more open cows than I was expecting.”

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