Issue No. 45 - Summer 2005

Most producers would be quick to agree that forage crops are good for our soil resource.

Forages are also beneficial in that they remove C02, one of the harmful green house gases from the atmosphere. However, there are 2 big factors that hinder an increase in forage acres. One of these is economic. Is there a market for the forage products and what are the economic margins? The other factor is the management techniques needed for production of forage products. One of these special techniques is getting forages established.

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