Emergency Hay and Silage Forage Crops

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July 12, 2019 - Author: , and Phil Kaatz,

Forage shortages can be good news for growers who are able to harvest because prices may be strong, but are bad news for those unable to harvest. Many dairy and livestock producers who purchase forage are already facing tight cost margins, and failure of usually dependable forage crops like corn silage and alfalfa due to weather conditions puts them in a bind because animals must still be fed. 

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Tags: agriculture and agribusiness, delayed planting, emergency forages


Related Topic Areas

Forages, Managing Farm Stress


Authors

Kim Cassida

Kim Cassida
517-353-0278
cassida@msu.edu

Monica Jean

Monica Jean
989-224-5240
atkinmon@msu.edu

Philip Kaatz

Philip Kaatz
810-667-0341
kaatz@msu.edu

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