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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.


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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