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  1. Market Talk
    http://droughtmonitor.unl.edu/ It appears that a significant amount of the country (including hay country) are impacted with some sort of drought. We already have customers that say their pastures are "done" and are starting to use more hay. We watch the local hay markets and it does seem...
  2. Alfalfa/Hay
    How many of you are in Alabama, Georgia, Tennessee area? The drought monitor is looking Exceptionally Dry in the southeast. Any rains lately? What's the hay situation looking like that way? It looks as bad on the drought map as it did here in Texas in 2011. Hope it turns around for you all.
  3. Weather Talk
    Article in High Plains Journal on drought conditions.... Excerpt: Bledsoe often gets questioned about what is going on with the drought. In areas near Colorado--the western High Plains, western Kansas, western Nebraska and parts of the Corn Belt--those areas have real issues, he said. Recent...
  4. Weather Talk
    The drought is still pretty bad in almost 70% of the nation...here is the article and a drought chart... http://cnsnews.com/news/article/how-dry-we-are-current-drought-reminiscent-dust-bowl-days
  5. Weather Talk
    Well we hav had some rain and snow the last of December. I went out the other day and there are still 1/2" cracks in the pasture. Ponds are still down as well as the area lakes. Hope 2013 is a better year.
  6. General Ranching
    TV station in Denver reports horses left to starve due to hay shortage and high hay prices.... http://denver.cbslocal.com/2012/11/12/sky-high-hay-prices-leads-to-starving-horses-heading-into-winter/
  7. Alfalfa/Hay
    New to the forum. I have been making grass hay for the last 3 years off on of my farms and this spring I decided to plant some spring alfalfa. My buyer wanted some. 4 acres planted in late March. Planted after soybeans, lime a year before, disked the stubble and then planted with a no-till Tye...
  8. The HayTalk Learning Center
    http://www.nationalaglawcenter.org/outreach/drought-2012/ On August 30, 2012 from 12-1 EST/11-12 CDT, the National Agricultural Law Center at the University of Arkansas will host a free webinar covering legal and policy aspects of the historic 2012 drought. Issues covered in the webinar will...
  9. Chit Chat/Intros
    The drought is even taking it toll on the mighty Mississippi. http://www.reuters.c...E8711KC20120802
  10. Workshops, Conferences, Assocations, and Clubs
    OSU Extension is sponsoring a free workshop, "Livestock Management - After the Drought," Aug. 13, 7-9:30 p.m. at the Mill Creek MetroParks Farm on State Route 46, across from the Canfield Fairgrounds in Canfield. http://www.agriculture.purdue.edu/aganswers/story.asp?storyID=6813
  11. Alfalfa/Hay
    Here is an article from my hometown newspaper in Logansport, Indiana on a workshop held this past week. It discusses a quick test demonstrated by nutritionist Bill Doig using a solution of sulfuric acid dripped onto longitudinal cross-section of a corn stalk. If the stalk turns midnight blue...
  12. Pasture & Grazing
    A wide range of forage crops could help grain and livestock producers salvage some value from their fields once the drought-ravaged corn crop has been harvested - if soil moisture returns to a level that can support plant growth. While damaged corn can be used as forage to feed livestock, it...
  13. Alfalfa/Hay
    Good read before feeding drought stressed crops... http://www.cattlenetwork.com/cattle-news/Can-I-feed-drought-stressed-crops-to-cattle--163065426.html
  14. Weather Talk
    Here is a link to a group of drought maps back for decades http://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2012/07/20/us/drought-footprint.html?ref=earth
  15. Workshops, Conferences, Assocations, and Clubs
    If you are in the area.
  16. Chit Chat/Intros
    Cartoon is too close to home.
  17. General Ranching
    Here are some links for drought information; This is a living collection of links...feel free to add links. Arkansas: http://www.uaex.edu/...roughtSite.html Colorado: http://www.ext.colostate.edu/drought/ Georgia: http://www.caes.uga....rs/drought.html Illinois...
  18. Cattle Discussion
    Here is a link to a University of Illinois article on using drought damaged corn to feed your livestock. http://bulletin.ipm.illinois.edu/print.php?id=1675
  19. General Ranching
    From various colleges, hope something helpful for you...I tried to squeeze a couple of drops of moisture already and had no luck http://animalscience...ef-Drought.html http://www.aragricul...ght/default.htm http://www.uky.edu/A...rought2012.html
  20. Weather Talk
    According to Purdue Agronomy Farm data set, 2012 is the driest spring-early summer & the driest year since 1988. It is also the warmest spring-early summer on record & the warmest year on record (so far). 2012 rainfall deficit is over 8″ in Lafayette, 9″ at the Agronomy Farm (according to...
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