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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

5 considerations for adopting alternative forage rotations

September 24, 2020 Producers have many forage options that can be looked at as tools in their toolbox. Since every farm has different circumstances, there isn’t a “one-size-fits-all” forage option. Read more

The tough one: Diverse crop rotations

September 24, 2020 Soil health will be a fundamental component of sustaining family farms and rural communities in the long term. Read more

Fitting annual forages in a crop rotation

September 25, 2020 According to the National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS), approximately 60 million acres of forage are harvested annually in the U.S. Lower commodity grain and oilseed prices coupled with high pasture rental rates and/or difficulty finding range and pasture to rent, have led some crop...

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