Farmer to Farmer website links buyers to sellers

The Farmer to Farmer Forage and Corn website – probably best thought of as an electronic neighborhood bulletin board – allows local farmers to get in touch with one another. The website facilitates the marketing of feed commodities where livestock producers in need of high moisture corn, corn silage, hay, or straw can easily contact sellers that have feed commodities for sale.

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Pasture walk highlights research results on how to improve milk production on organic pastures

Contact: Mark Renz, 608-263-7437, mrenz@wisc.edu Forage from pastures is critical for organic milk production, however many farms are not maximizing the potential of their pastures. Researchers from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, UW-Extension, and USDA ARS Dairy Forage set out to identify common factors associated with high and low milk production on forty paddocks across twenty […]

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Farmers may need to consider alternative crops for forage after alfalfa winterkill

With reports of significant alfalfa stand damage due to winterkill after a year of drought and tight forage inventories, farmers may need to consider alternative crops to provide much needed forage earlier in the season. Alfalfa, oat, and pea seeds may already be in short supply. Dan Undersander, University of Wisconsin-Extension forage agronomist at UW-Madison, provides information on alternative crops that may offer options for dairy farmers in need of forages.

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New herbicide tolerant alfalfa hits market

Dan Undersander Extension Forage Agronomist Department of Agronomy UW College of Agricultural and Life Sciences djunders@facstaff.wisc.edu Phone (608) 263-5070, (608) 262-1390 Progress in alfalfa breeding! Agronomist Dan Undersander explains in this podcast. Time – 3:07 minutes 0:16 – The new alfalfa variety 0:36 – Advantages of the new alfalfa 1:13 – Differences in new variety […]

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