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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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How many people do you know who started out in production agriculture without debt? I’ll wager it’s not too many. It’s a personal choice and comes down to deciding what risk you’re comfortable with.

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Ag legacy is the summation of a lifetime of achievement and the context in which that lifetime will be remembered. A legacy is not just money but a reputation, what was accomplished and the difference a person makes in the world as they pass through – their mark on the universe.

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In this internet age, it seems you can learn to do just about anything online.

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Gary Bates, forage specialist at University of Tennessee, said, “If there’s a planting mistake to make, I’ve made it.” At the American Forage and Grassland Council Annual Convention, Bates shared the top mistakes made in establishing alfalfa using a no-till system and how to overcome them.

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Starting and growing a business is part of the American dream. Farm and ranch business expansion is often motivated by the need to increase profitability and improve production efficiency. Businesses experience growing pains just as teenagers do. Growth tends to magnify the weaknesses in a business. Setting things in order when your business is small is much wiser than waiting until you have a big business and a mess to clean up. Here are four things you can do to improve the profitability of your business as it grows.

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If you’ve been producing in any aspect of agriculture for a while, it is not a surprise that input costs can fluctuate from year to year. Knowing what to expect annually and budgeting correctly can be a challenge for all producers, no matter how many years they’ve been in the industry.

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