Hay Prices Rising – DTN

🕔Jul 17, 2019The extremely wet, cool weather in the first half of the growing season for most of the Midwest had a negative effect on all crops — especially forage crops. Farmers […]

Livestock: Don’t Ignore Toxic Butterweed – DTN

🕔May 31, 2019Those yellow flowers filling fields across the Midwest aren’t buttercups, baby. They are weeds and consumed in enough quantities, cressleaf groundsel, also called butterweed, can be toxic to livestock. Ohio […]

Virginia Field Reports: Strong Week for Planting

🕔May 29, 2019Crop Progress and Condition for the Week Ending May 26, 2019. REPORTER COMMENTS BY COUNTY – Comments are based on remarks made by extension agents, farmers, commodity specialists, and other […]

Tennessee Field Reports: Farmers Make Hay While Sun Shines

🕔May 29, 2019Crop Progress and Condition for the Week Ending May 26, 2019. County Agent Comments Justin Hargrove, Benton County Dry weather and warm temperatures have spurred many producers to finish planting […]

Texas Field Reports: Hay Supplies Tight, 2019 Season Off to Slow Start

🕔May 21, 2019Texas’ carryover hay supplies are low, and production is off to a slow start due to spring rain delays, according to Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service experts. Dr. David Anderson, […]

Hay: 3rd Largest U.S. Crop in Harvested Acres – Why Is It Trending Lower?

🕔Sep 20, 2018Hay is the 3rd largest U.S. crop in terms of harvest acres.  It also provides environmental services, notably erosion control.  Understanding the U.S. hay market is therefore important for both market […]

Tennessee Field Reports: Hay Cutting in Full Swing

🕔Jul 30, 2018Crop Progress and Condition for the Week Ending July 29, 2018. County Agent Comments Kenny Herndon, Carroll County Crop and pasture land is showing the results of a couple of […]

Sawyer on Crops: Bermudagrass Stem Maggot – What to Do – Podcast

🕔Jul 13, 2018Bermudagrass stem maggots are showing up in southern Georgia hay fields. In this episode of the South Georgia Pine podcast, Andrew Sawyer interviews County Agent Jeremy Kichler on the effects […]

Midwest Alfalfa: Cold Spring Weather Slows Forage Crop – DTN

🕔May 8, 2018Colder-than-average temperatures earlier this spring have delayed the growth of most forages in the Midwest, pushing back when these crops will be harvested. The lack of early season growth will […]

Livestock: Hay Prices Moved from $10 to $120 a Ton, What’s the Story? – DTN

🕔Mar 5, 2018Hay prices across the Midwest are considerably higher compared to last year at the same time and could climb even higher in the next couple months. Several factors, including lower […]

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