What does it cost you to produce a ton of hay?

October 28, 2020 The University of Idaho Extension produces costs and returns estimates for alfalfa hay every other year. Read more

Stagnant alfalfa yields – Is sulfur the culprit?

September 24, 2020 Stagnant alfalfa yields have been lamented for many years, and I consistently hear growers say their yields today are no better than “X” years ago. Why is this? Read more

Putting your alfalfa to bed for winter

August 27, 2020 We may not be thinking of winter when temperatures are 80º to 90ºF, but we should now begin preparing alfalfa for winter if we want good winter survival and high yield next spring. Read more


What’s next for hemp?

October 27, 2020 It’s been a long time since the USDA added a new plant to the list of official agricultural crops. That’s exactly what happened with the 2018 Farm Bill, when hemp became officially separated from its less (or more) desirable cousin, marijuana. Read more

How a forage 'uh-oh' turns into award-winning haylage

October 7, 2020 The short versionWhen winterkill hit the alfalfa fields, Legacy Farms grew award-winning mixed grass haylage instead. Read more

Clover super silage helps walk the dairy margin tightrope

September 24, 2020 If surviving four generations in the dairy business has taught the Freitag family anything, it’s that minimizing input costs while optimizing outputs is essential to survive an inconsistent market. Read more