Sawyer on Crops: Livestock Nutrition – Test Your Hay – Podcast Jan 24, 2019

🕔Jan 24, 2019
The wet fall led to many issues with forages and now many cattle producers are seeing deaths from a variety of sources. In this installment of the South Georgia Pine […]

Hay: Rainy Year Affects Production – Prices Keep Rising – DTN Jan 14, 2019

🕔Jan 14, 2019
Kim Summers was not a fan of the weather this past growing season. Summers, along with her husband, Mark Brunk, grows and sells forage near Chambersburg, Pennsylvania. They saw the […]

Organic Acres Increase; Non-GMO Acres Decline – DTN Oct 17, 2018

🕔Oct 17, 2018
Acreage planted to organic field crops is on the rise while land planted to non-GMO corn and soybeans declined, according to a new report from Mercaris, a market data and […]

Hay: 3rd Largest U.S. Crop in Harvested Acres – Why Is It Trending Lower? Sep 20, 2018

🕔Sep 20, 2018
Hay 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 […]

US Crop Acreage Largest Since 2014 – Where Did it Come From? – DTN Jul 2, 2018

🕔Jul 2, 2018
The March USDA Planting Intentions report is a valuable tool for producers even if it misses some things, because it gives us early warnings about acreage decisions that might harm […]

Nebraska: Speed Up Hay Dry Down – 4 Steps May 29, 2018

🕔May 29, 2018
Haying season is here, along with the potential for cloudy days and rain. Other than rain, the most important weather factor affecting the rate of hay dry-down is sunlight. Temperature, […]

Midwest Alfalfa: Cold Spring Weather Slows Forage Crop – DTN May 8, 2018

🕔May 8, 2018
Colder-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 […]

Oklahoma Fires: More Hay Needed Amid Devastation – DTN Apr 23, 2018

🕔Apr 23, 2018
Two large wildfires continue to burn in parts of northwest Oklahoma, fueled by dry conditions, high winds and low humidity. Though the winds had let up some by Friday, allowing […]

Nebraska: Prospective Corn Acreage Drops 3%; Soybeans Drop 2% Apr 4, 2018

🕔Apr 4, 2018
Nebraska corn growers intend to plant 9.30 million acres this year, down 3% from 2017, according to the 2018 Nebraska Prospective Plantings report released by USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service […]

Livestock: Hay Prices Moved from $10 to $120 a Ton, What’s the Story? – DTN Mar 5, 2018

🕔Mar 5, 2018
Hay 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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