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Producer Features

We bring you feature articles on successful forage producers and their business models to help you enrich your management style.

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During the 1980s recession, hay prices in Idaho were $30 a ton and “you couldn’t even sell it,” says Richard Larsen, a producer in Dubois, Idaho, “and it cost $50 to grow it. You either had to get in it or get out.”

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Farmers in America take great pride in the land they cultivate and their family.

Harvest time is when the hard work pays off – and to share that with your family makes it even more special.

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New Zealand is known for sheep, exported dairy products, green hillsides and The Lord of the Rings.

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An Ontario “forage master,” Evert Veldhuizen, creates his high-quality forage on Veldale Farms along with his brother and nephew.

Evert’s mother and father started the farm back in 1966 and had farming in their blood.

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At many cattle backgrounding operations, manure is an unwanted byproduct – something to dispose of. But at the Quincey Cattle Co. in Chiefland, Florida, it’s a valuable resource used in forage production.

Calves that enter this preconditioning program spend their time on pasture, not dirt lots.

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At 16 years old, Rick Jones of East Berlin, Pennsylvania, discovered his career path.

What began as an FFA project eight years ago has turned into a growing, thriving business.

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