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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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“My cows have wintered hard this year” is a common complaint heard among many groups of farmers. The cold that fell over many parts of the U.S. this winter was hard on livestock but may have been hard on pastures and hay fields as well. Temperatures dropped to single-digit levels and even below zero in some areas.

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Brown midrib (BMR) is probably the biggest advancement in crop breeding since hybrid corn. While the discovery of BMR at Minnesota in 1924 predates commercial hybrid corn, it has taken a long time to realize its value.

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It’s a drought-tolerant, water- sipping, high-yielding, and versatile forage. It’s sorghum, and it’s becoming the go-to feed for many livestock producers and dairymen.

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Management-intensive grazing (MiG) is the process by which farmers can maximize the natural harvesting ability of their animals year-round when compared with continuous grazing, which typically requires feed supplementation from late fall until spring.

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The cost of nitrogen (N) fertilizer has vacillated in recent years, but because production is linked to energy costs, the trend has mostly been upward.

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Alfalfa is the most widely grown perennial forage species in the U.S., with the greatest acreage in the Upper Midwest and Western states. But alfalfa acreage has been declining steadily for the past 50 years, while the acreage of soybeans and, more recently, corn, has been increasing.

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