Agent: Don’t Abandon Good Farming Practices For A Temporary Gain

Agent: Don’t Abandon Good Farming Practices For A Temporary Gain

Tom Mitchell

Daily News Record

Augusta County extension agent Brian Jones has advice for farmers tempted to market the remains of their crops after harvest: leave your fodder alone.

With grain being diverted more for feed or fuel, and tightening economic times, many bale the remains of their forage to sell as hay, said Jones, a crop-and-soil specialist.

While such an approach may be a quick fix for cash, that kind of plan can backfire.

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