Dairy farmers in various parts of Wisconsin experienced severe alfalfa winterkill and injury this past winter. Losses were the greatest on heavy soil types with poorer drainage.
The estimate of area harvested was unchanged from the figure shown in their June acreage report and only up a fraction of a percent from last year.
Applications are due Aug. 31 for a hay lottery that will bring some relief to cattle producers in North Dakota, South Dakota and Montana, as they struggle to find feed
The drought plaguing eastern Montana and much of North and South Dakota came on quickly and is intensifying, leading ranchers to sell their cattle and farmers to harvest early whatever
Loss and risk are an assumption in farming; devastation is not. Crops in the Dakotas and Montana are baking on an anvil of severe drought and extreme heat, as growers
International demand from China is changing the game for U.S. hay production.
The ranchers bringing back the iconic beast have a healthy, trendy, profitable meat—and, some say, an answer for global warming.