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Water just as important as the grass in grazing systems

By Kylene Scott Water for grazing livestock is just as important as the grass. Some livestock can rely on creeks, streams and ponds, but in drier areas they must rely on [Read More]

Nebraska SRM Conference in North Platte

Nebraska Section—Society for Range Management Annual Conference will take place Oct. 8 at the North Platte Holiday Inn Express. The theme for the 2014 conference, “Restoring Lost Rangeland Resources” h [Read More]

Ranchers applying for LFP payments should act before Sept. 30

Livestock producers who have experienced grazing losses since October 2011 are encouraged to sign up for USDA’s Livestock Forage Disaster Program (LFP) by Sep [Read More]

Armyworms in cool season grasses

By David G. Hallauer Meadowlark Extension District Agent, Crops & Soils/Horticulture Four years ago, the last week of September 2010, we had a wave of fall armyworm move through. Not known to cause “significant” da [Read More]

Public Lands ranchers meet in Colorado

The Public Lands Council (PLC) last week held its 2014 Annual Meeting in Ignacio, Colorado. Ranchers from across the West gathered to discuss agenda items important to the public lands grazing industry in [Read More]



Most hay prices steady, light demand in some areas

In Nebraska and the East River area of South Dakota, alfalfa and grass hay sold steady to weak on a light test. Ground and delivered forages sold steady. Dehydrated pellets in the [Read More]

Some areas see light demand

In Nebraska and the East River area of South Dakota, alfalfa and grass hay sold steady to weak on a light test. Ground and delivered forages sold steady. Dehydrated pellets in the Northeast part of the state traded steady. Pla [Read More]

Most hay classes selling steady

In Nebraska and the East River area of South Dakota, baled hay sold steady on a light test. Dehydrated pellets in Northeast part of the state sold steady to $5 lower. Ground and delivered hay sold steady, according to [Read More]

Most hay classes remain steady

In Nebraska and the East River area of South Dakota, ground and delivered alfalfa steady to $10 lower. Dehydrated pellets in the northeast part of the state traded $5 to $10 lower. Platte Valley dehydrated pellets steady [Read More]

Hay trade slow

In Kansas, the hay was trade slow. Demand moderate for dairy alfalfa and alfalfa pellets, light to moderate for grinding alfalfa and grass hay, according to the Kansas Department of Agriculture-USDA Market News Service, Sept. 2. Prices given on a per-t [Read More]


Hay trade slow

In Kansas, demand moderate for dairy alfalfa and alfalfa pellets, light to moderate for grinding alfalfa and grass hay. , according to the Kansas Department of Agriculture-USDA Market News Service, Sept. 16. Prices given on a per-ton basi [Read More]



FROM OUR WRITERS
Ken Root

Ken Root

'Big Brother' in the tractor cab


By Ken Root The greatest joy of many farmers is to drive their tractor across mellow ground, either tilling the soil or planting a

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Sara Wyant

Sara Wyant

More changes underway at your local FSA office


By Sara Wyant Your local Farm Service Agency (FSA) should have better technology and potentially more responsibilities by later this fall. During a recent White

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Jennifer M Latzke

Jennifer M Latzke

Beyond the cow and plow


By Jennifer M. Latzke I was an atypical agricultural communications student if there ever was one. Sure, I’d “grown up on a farm” and I’d

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Kylene Scott

Kylene Scott

Water just as important as the grass in grazing systems


By Kylene Scott Water for grazing livestock is just as important as the grass. Some livestock can rely on creeks, streams and ponds, but

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Holly Martin

Holly Martin

The sweet smell of stanky


By Holly Martin “These clothes are stanky,” my youngest son said as he gathered up his pig showing clothes after a weekend at the

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Larry Dreiling

Larry Dreiling

Farm safety is everyone's business


By Larry Dreiling Yes, your friendly farm editor with a desire to keep you safe is back at it again with another reminder about

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Jennifer Carrico

Jennifer Carrico

Moser takes on new role with Angus


By Jennifer Carrico The American Angus Association has named Dan Moser as the new president of Angus Genetics Inc. and the Association director of

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Doug Rich

Doug Rich

Hereford breeders gather for genetic summit


By Doug Rich Hereford breeders gathered in Springfield, Missouri, Sept. 4 and 5, to discuss the future of their breed and its place in

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Trent Loos

Trent Loos

I am not flocking you


By Trent Loos The only thing worse than misleading the public about modern farming methods is doing so in the name of helping farmers.

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Jerry Nine

Jerry Nine

Busy season heading into fall


By Jerry Nine (Sept. 17)—Wheat planting is in full swing. It seemed like the wheat germinated and came up quicker this year than most

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