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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 laws surrounding hiring and firing farm employees are complex, which leads to a great deal of misunderstanding among employers about what they can and should do when in these situations. What type of investigation should an employer conduct into a potential hire?

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Last time I described a popular method of scoring forages called relative feed value (RFV). But RFV has severe limitations. RFV ignores protein content and does not account for differences in fiber digestibility.

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Seventeen is not only the number of years Tom Cotter has experimented with cover crops on his southern Minnesota farm; it’s also the number of species he uses in his mix.

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Distributed generation and the use of renewable resources locally at the farm, ranch, business or residence level holds appeal for many. Yet the interest people have in such systems is driven by a variety of goals.

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This article is not legal advice.

As summer slowly fades to fall, some harvesters may have already swathed and baled hay – and unfortunately, customers might not have paid for these services.

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To bring added value to a hamburger, you might add cheese or barbecue sauce. To bring added value to a dairy, you could expand to make your own yogurt. To bring added value to a ranch, you could offer hunting licenses or agritourism.

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