Feb. 10 2018
During our careers, we’ve had the privilege of seeing not just one, but several new plant genetic technologies dramatically change the crop production landscape
Jan. 12 2018
Webinar attendees were treated to a unique presentation and a Hoard’s Dairyman first on Monday, January 8, when a dairy producer served as presenter. Tom Kestell, owner of Ever-Green-View had the...
Nov. 27 2017
Recent estimates show the world population could reach 10 billion people by the year 2050
Nov. 15 2017
The California landscape has always been evolving but recently the change has expedited dramatically
Oct. 13 2017
Mike Hutjens and Mike Rankin presented "A 2017-2018 forage and feed outlook” webinar
Oct. 13 2017
"A 2017-2018 forage and feed outlook" was presented by Mike Hutjens, University of Illinois, and Mike Rankin, Hay & Forage Grower
Oct. 10 2017
Starch leads a storied life on the modern dairy farm. It begins in the cornfields where sunlight converts water and carbon dioxide to sugars, and these sugars are stored as starch in the grain
Sept. 28 2017
The use of tile drainage varies across the Midwest
Sept. 18 2017
For dairy producers in the northern United States, corn chopping season is nearing or has already arrived, and along with it, the difficult task of getting it cut at just the right dry matter
Sept. 15 2017
Management approaches to minimize nutrition-related health and production issues, presented by Bill Stone, Diamond V
Sept. 10 2017
It’s never too early to begin planning for late summer and early fall management of alfalfa (and alfalfa-grass). First, check your recent soil analyses, and take soil samples for a new analysis
Aug. 28 2017
Whether you are farming 250 acres or cropping 1,000-plus acres, production costs ranged by a mere 10 cents per bushel for those crop farms throughout the Heartland
July 17 2017
Rising temperatures are once again making July a crucial month for major livestock grain crops.Consistently inconsistent weather has dogged farmers all year so far
July 17 2017
A severe hailstorm ripped through northeast Wisconsin’s dairy country on July 7. In certain areas of Manitowoc County, the corn crop looked more like sugarcane plants
June 20 2017
Hearing my 4-year-old daughter Daphne say the word “chrysalis” always makes me smile. First, because she so carefully articulates the word. Second, because I’m proud that she knows exactly...
June 15 2017
The older we get, the faster summer seems to go by. Just as we begin to enjoy bright sunshine and warm weather, fair time and school time come along to signal the approaching end to another summer
April 24 2017
April showers bring May flowers. Along with them have come planting delays and other farm level concerns. One benefit that some may not think of is the opportunity to analyze where rain runoff flows
April 10 2017
In alfalfa fields, weeds are no more welcome than rain on freshly cut hay. Weeds compete for the same resources needed to grow a good crop of alfalfa: water, nutrients, and light
April 10 2017
Particularly in tight financial years for agriculture, the argument for finding the economically optimal corn plant population has perpetuated
March 27 2017
Producers have been incorporating forage sorghum silage into their cropping schemes in response to drought and irrigation water constraints