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Take a peek inside exemplary operations around North America in our videos and slideshows. Also, discover best practices for your farm from industry experts with our multimedia features.

131 million – that’s 131 million tons. And that’s roughly the weight of 4,367 school buses, which is how much dry hay was harvested in the U.S. in 2017. Add to that corn silage and greenchop, and the forage total would reach the weight of over 8,392 school buses (at 30,000 pounds apiece).

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A plungerless baler, on-the-fly bale monitoring for small balers, tedder/fluffer modifications, bale wagon strapper, improved hay loading equipment … basically, if a piece of equipment sits at Randi B Farm very long, it will never be safe from tinkering. It’s going to be tweaked and improved. That’s a fact.

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Stoltzfus Hay Farm started with only 16 acres of hay and borrowed equipment, but grew into a diverse business that supports two generations. This is a classic story of a father mentoring and transitioning his hay business to his sons.

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When forage yield is higher than expected or yields are at a lower quality than expected, storing forages like silage or haylage could require using a temporary location, especially when trying to segregate forages by quality.

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Eckenberg Farms "plays in shades of green" as they negotiate hay cube sales in the foreign marketplace. With 50 years of pride behind them, Eckenberg Farms in Mattawa, Washington, works with export markets to place hay cubes containing 18 percent protein in the hands of cattle feeders worldwide.

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