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Ag News and Views: February 2008

2008 Wheat: Harvest for Grain or Graze Out?

Do high prices have you wondering what to do with this year's wheat crop? If so, now is a good time to consider your options.

Alternative Perennial Grasses for Bioenergy

In the 2006 State of the Union Address, President George W. Bush proposed the Advanced Energy Initiative to reduce U.S. dependence on foreign oil through accelerated development of domestic, renewable alternatives to gasoline and diesel fuels.

Fertilizer Forecast 2008 - Prices Still Climbing!

Some expert observers of the fertilizer market have estimated that there may be another 20 percent increase in price by spring 2008.

Management of Salt-Affected Soils

If you see white surface crusting in areas of your fields, or if you see some areas that are wetter than others after a few days of rain, this could be an indication of a salt-affected soil.

Mineral Supplementation Can Affect Beef Cattle Performance

The value of mineral supplementation is either discounted or overlooked by many beef cattle producers. Mineral supplements make up a small part of the total diet, but can play a big role in the overall performance of beef cattle.