Category Archives: Hay Clippings Blog

Make Plans to attend the December 15, Winter Forage in Great Bend

Free to KSFGC Members and $45 at the door (KSFGC membership). Join now and save time! Click here, enter your name and email, then select, Affiliate Membership – Kansas Forage and Grassland Council.

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USDA Requests Public Input on Implementation of Inflation Reduction Act Funding

USDA Requests Public Input on Implementation of Inflation Reduction Act Funding. USDA is asking for public input through a Federal Register request for information on implementation of more than $19 billion provided by the Inflation Reduction Act (IRA). The Natural … Continue reading

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W-L Alfalfas 2 Minute Tuesday December 6

Today we focus on the advantage of utilizing HarvXtra in our planting intentions for 2023.

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2022 Census of Agriculture is Here! Responses due by Feb. 6, 2023

Postcard invitations to complete the 2022 Census of Agriculture online were mailed November 21. Paper questionnaires will be mailed in December to operations that haven’t responded online. All responses are due February 6. Producers can respond online at agcounts.usda.gov. The … Continue reading

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HERE IS YOUR KANSAS HAY MARKET REPORT FOR THE WEEK ENDING DECEMBER 3RD

Full Report KSFGC Winter Forage Conference Compared to the last report demand remains strong and prices were mostly steady, with a definite undertone of strength to the market. Lots of corn stalks have been baled which is being ground with … Continue reading

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Feeding Hay in Drought

By Chad Guthrie, Hunter Nickell, KSU Southwind Extension District Agents Throughout the summer and fall, much of Kansas was reported as being in a D2 severe drought, D3 extreme drought, or, a D4 exceptional drought. This has led to poor … Continue reading

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EFFECTS OF CORN STALK BALING AND WINDROWING TECHNIQUES

By Brad Schick Baling corn stalks is becoming more and more common. Corn stalks, or corn residue, is a valuable option for beef producers to reduce feed costs. Advancements in harvesting technology to increase the feeding quality of the residue … Continue reading

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Rural America at a Glance: 2022 Edition

ERS Agricultural Economist Noah Miller presents findings from America’s Farms and Ranches at a Glance: 2022 Edition. America’s Farms and Ranches at a Glance report, previously known as America’s Diverse Family Farms, provides the latest statistics on U.S. farms, including … Continue reading

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Several K-State Research and Extension publications on crop pests including Alfalfa Weevil

A short introduction about each crop pest is listed below with a link to the corresponding publication. MF2999 – Alfalfa Weevils – https://bookstore.ksre.ksu.edu/pubs/MF2999.pdf The alfalfa weevil, Hypera postica (Gyllenhal), is the major perennial defoliator of early season alfalfa in Kansas. Alfalfa weevils originated in … Continue reading

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W-L Alfalfas 2 Minute Tuesday November 29

Over the years alfalfa has consistently been a profitable crop and even in a drought year such as we have experienced this year, alfalfa showed itself to withstand these harsh conditions and still perform to some extent. Todays Video Clip … Continue reading

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