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28-11-2012 12:00 AM

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The Midwest U.S. has seen some of the most extreme drought conditions of recent memory. Some rain has come recently for most of this area, but not enough for most of us to feel comfortable about. Pastures may still be in poor condition. Many hayfields had enough regrowth that a late fall cut was taken. Regionally, hay supplies are tight and prices are high. Forage management considerations are many. Here are some things to think about as you prioritize you options.

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Nov 28th, 12:00 AM

Management tips for drought-stressed forages

The Midwest U.S. has seen some of the most extreme drought conditions of recent memory. Some rain has come recently for most of this area, but not enough for most of us to feel comfortable about. Pastures may still be in poor condition. Many hayfields had enough regrowth that a late fall cut was taken. Regionally, hay supplies are tight and prices are high. Forage management considerations are many. Here are some things to think about as you prioritize you options.