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HERE IS YOUR KANSAS HAY MARKET REPORT FOR THE WEEK ENDING SEPTEMBER 17th

Compared to the last report, the hay market bumped up a little in all regions in response to the short supply and deteriorating drought conditions. Producers in many parts of the state saw some rain this past week but, once … Continue reading

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W-L Alfalfas 2 Minute Tuesday September 20

It’s a busy time of the year with winter crops being seeded and fall harvest underway. Also important is our plans for seeding alfalfa next year. There are some things than can be done yet this fall in preparation for … Continue reading

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What Drought Relief Programs Are Available?

Bottom Line: Contact your local Farm Service Agency Office. Disaster assistance programs, https://www.fsa.usda.gov/programs-and-services/disaster-assistance-program/index. Livestock Forage Program and maps, https://www.fsa.usda.gov/programs-and-services/disaster-assistance-program/livestock-forage/index. Feeding with Limited Hay: https://www.cherokee.k-state.edu/crops-livestock/ KSU Forage Management in Drought Series

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NAFA News!

In this issue… Be Sure to Register for the Alfalfa Intensive Training Seminar (AITS) Today! Five Alfalfa Research Projects Funded Through NIFA’s ASAFS Just click on the headline above to start reading, or here for the entire newsletter

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What perennial legumes would you suggest?

You’ve got questions – KSFGC’s got answers Hi Forage folks, I only have 8.5-ish acres of pasture east of Wichita, in El Dorado. I’ve been told most livestock would starve with what’s now growing. So I thought I’d add some … Continue reading

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TLA Downey Ranch Tour, October 13th

TLA Downey Ranch Tour October 13, 2022 — 11:30am Location: Wamego, KS Event Cost: FREE Join TLA and KGLC for the second ranch tour of the year at the Downey Ranch near Wamego, KS! A FREE Lunch will be provided during the … Continue reading

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K-State extension plans seven drought related forage and management meetings around Kansas

Forage and cattle management considerations for this fall and into the next year will be the emphasis of a series of meetings planned across the state to help producers make decisions given limited on-farm forage production and high feed costs.  … Continue reading

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W-L Alfalfas 2 Minute Tuesday September 13

High fertility prices this year have caught our attention more so than in past years. Growing and producing alfalfa provides an opportunity  to manufacture your own nitrogen for a following crop. Alfalfa stands taken out at an appropriate stage of … Continue reading

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Ask for a Feed Analysis Report on Hay Before Buying or Feeding

By Mark Z. Johnson, Oklahoma State University Extension Beef Cattle Breeding Specialist, Cow-Calf Corner Winter is coming.  Drought, deteriorating pasture conditions and short hay inventories in Oklahoma and the surrounding states of Texas, Missouri and Kansas, has most cow-calf operations … Continue reading

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Alfalfa management: Deciding on last cutting this fall

Alfalfa will quit growing after the first hard freeze (when temperatures reach below 26°F), which in Kansas occurs on average around October 15, but can be as early as October 1 or late as November 1. The decision should be … Continue reading

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