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Find production tips on specialty or non-traditional forages – from cover crops to corn stover, and sorghums to small grains or brassicas.

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Farmers in Washington harvest alfalfa on average four times a year, costing about $256 per acre for swathing, raking and baling.

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Most cropland in the northeastern U.S. is better suited to perennial grass production than to legumes or row crop production.

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Sometimes non-traditional crops for livestock can augment forage supplies or stretch the production on a piece of land.

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While perennial forage species are the backbone of most forage-based livestock systems, annual forages can supplement and complement the perennials to increase production of your operation.

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Producers are changing the way they value a corn crop. Fields that once yielded only grain and “trash” are now revered as the source of a valuable but under-used commodity: corn stover. Whether on the soil or in the barn, corn stover is a valuable resource on crop and livestock farms.

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When I talk about forage chicory, the first response from a lot of people is, “What? The roadside weed?”

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