USDA Providing $8.89 Million for Risk Management Education

Applications Now Being Accepted WASHINGTON, May 29, 2018 – The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Risk Management Agency (RMA) today announced the availability of $8.89 million for risk management education and training programs. The funding will allow organizations such as universities, county cooperative extension offices, and nonprofit organizations to develop training and educational tools to…

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Initial Hay and Pasture Data Don’t Look Good

By : Levi Russell, PhD, Assistant Professor & Extension Livestock Economist, Department of Agricultural and Applied Economics, University of Georgia   The recently-released hay and pasture conditions report doesn’t look particularly good for producers across most of the country. The bearish May WASDE report – higher production and larger ending stocks for 2018 – compounds…

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When Should We Mow Pastures?

By : Chris Penrose, OSU Extension Educator, Agriculture and Natural Resources, Morgan County (originally published in the Ohio Farmer on-line)   The spring of 2018 was the latest I can remember feeding hay to cattle and many producers were searching at the last minute to find some extra hay. Pastures were very slow growing this…

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Sidedressing Manure into Newly Planted and Emerged Corn

By : Glen Arnold, CCA, OSU Extension Field Specialist, Manure Nutrient Management   Ohio State University Extension has conducted manure research on growing crops for several years in an effort to make better use of the available nutrients. Incorporating manure into growing corn can boost crop yields, reduce nutrient losses, and give livestock producers or…

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What is the economic value of your manure?

By : Christina Curell, Michigan State University Extension   Manure has been used for centuries as a soil amendment and a fertilizer source. The intangible values such as an increase in organic matter or an increase in water holding capacity is often discussed and acknowledged, but the real question that many farmers want to know,…

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