Category Archives: Hay Clippings Blog

18 August 2020 Kansas Hay Market Report

Hay market trade slow, prices steady. A repeated theme heard across the state, was that it was too humid to put up good quality hay. All regions reported high humidity and continued spotty showers, just enough to cause problems in … Continue reading

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11 August 2020 Kansas Hay Market Report

Hay market trade slow and demand light, prices steady. Very little hay was reported moving last week on limited test. The cooler temperatures last week was a welcome change but made the hot temperatures over the weekend feel all that … Continue reading

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USDA to Invest up to $360 Million in Partner-Driven Conservation

 SALINA – U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) today invited potential conservation Partners to submit project applications for Federal funding through the Regional Conservation Partnership Program (RCPP).  NRCS will award up to $360 million dollars to locally … Continue reading

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Cover Crop Considerations for 2020

FARMS.COM – As we put most of July behind us, it always seems that summer winds down quickly. Producers across South Dakota are harvesting small grains. These crops provide an excellent window for adding a cover crop into your rotation. … Continue reading

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Liming prior to fall seeding of alfalfa

Correcting acidic soil conditions through the application of lime can have a significant impact on crop yields, especially for alfalfa. Since seeding alfalfa is expensive and a stand is expected to last for several years, getting lime applied and acidity … Continue reading

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Farmers.gov has New Conservation Features

NRCS – Farmers.gov has new conservation features that enable you to: login to view, download, and e-sign documents request conservation assistance view technical references and submit questions access information on current and past conservation practices view detailed information on all … Continue reading

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Planting Fescue, Hay Storage, Tips for Storing Hay Outside, Foot Rot

CATTLE CHAT – Fescue can be a grazing option for cattle but it has to be managed carefully or there can be serious consequences. Some fescue contains endophyte, which makes this plant very hardy but also can negatively impact cattle … Continue reading

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Cover crops grown post-wheat for forage under dryland conditions in the High Plains

A new publication has been produced in collaboration with extension specialists and research scientists at K-State and Colorado State University. This publication, MF3523 – “Cover crops grown post-wheat for forage under dryland conditions in the High Plains”, presents information on … Continue reading

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FSA Assistance Available for Drought-Impacted Kansas Livestock Producers

KANSAS FARM SERVICE AGENCY (USDA-FSA) – The Kansas Farm Service Agency has been closely tracking drought conditions statewide in anticipation of providing needed assistance to livestock producers impacted by drought.  Ranchers and livestock producers in some counties now have two … Continue reading

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Let the alfalfa seeding begin

By Mike Rankin, Hay & Forage Magazine Back in the day, I would constantly correct people when they referred to a “fall seeding” of alfalfa. Fall is simply too late; more correctly, it was, or at least should be in … Continue reading

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