High level of nitrates have been detected in forages this year in South Dakota and other states. Depending on where you live, it could be due to weather conditions, fertilizer, previous crop, or a combination.
Is it too early to worry a drought in the Plains will shrink the national herd? Could cattlemen see another massive drought like they saw in 2011 and 2012 when the national herd was forced to liquidize?
Glenn Obermann has a winning recipe for quality hay. At the 2018 Missouri State Fair, Obermann took Champion and Reserve Champion awards in alfalfa and grass classes 4-8, and Champion in alfalfa classes 1-3.
A weather pattern known as La Nina created drought conditions, and subsequent wildfires, across the U.S. Great Plains has faded, But its weather cousin, El Nino, may develop, according to the Climate Prediction Center.
At Walmart’s Sustainability Milestone Summit, World Wildlife Fund, the Walmart Foundation, McDonald’s and Cargill announced they will join forces to make improvements to the grasslands of the Northern Great Plains.