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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 2019 crop year was a challenging one. Planting and harvesting conditions were tough across most of the country. Hay supplies are tight, and supplies of premium hay are very short.

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Utility hay is low quality hay. Typically, hay categorized as utility hay is high in fiber and low in energy and protein.

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Spring tillage offers a number of benefits to help get the planting season off to a successful start. Given the narrow planting window, proper preparation and maintenance of your tillage equipment is essential to making sure it is field ready and will function correctly.

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Beef on rye may sound like a lunch order at your local diner, but it takes on a whole new meaning when you look at Fischer Farms in southern Indiana.

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Joe Davis is a numbers man. His brain is full of them, and every gigabyte of his phone and two laptops is crammed full. So naturally, when it comes time for the retired chemical engineer to answer a question or solve a problem, he turns to figures. “I don’t like to deal with ‘kinda’ or ‘it depends,’” he says.

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Nitrogen fertilizer management is highly impacted by changes and variability in climatic conditions. The specific aspects with the greatest effect include wet conditions in the fall, shortened winters, delayed spring fieldwork season, excessive precipitation early in the growing season and unusually heavy individual rainfall events.

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