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.
A low pH is needed to create stable, high-quality silage. It helps create the environment to essentially “pickle” the forage and helps prevent growth of spoilage microbes like clostridia, yeasts and molds.
Japan might increase the amount of agriculture trade conducted with the U.S. through potential trade deal that was announced by President Trump following a meeting with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe.