Questions and answers with MFA Director of Nutrition Dr. Jim White.
What do you see when you look at a forage stand? A source of livestock feed or a commodity to be sold? The more forage you have, the more cattle you can feed. Fertilizer is a principal input cost for a forage crop. There are no substitutes or shortcuts for providing adequate nutrients. Cutting back on fertilizer will likely cost more over the long run because of decreased yields and stand longevity. We recently dropped in on MFA’s Director of Nutrition Dr. Jim White to ask a few questions about strategies for improving forages and what they can mean for cattle performance. His responses are below:
What is the difference between the MFA Shield products? Here is a definitive explanation of the products, their uses and benefits.
The 2019 MFA Agronomy Guide is hot off the presses and now available through MFA affiliates throughout the territory. The Agronomy Guide helps farmers keep all vital crop protection and seed information for Ag operations close by. Each year the professional agronomists at MFA publish the Agronomy Guide, a publication our members call "essential." The guide includes seed and crop protection solutions for corn, milo, wheat, soybeans, rice, cotton and pasture markets.
You can now set up an account and pay your bill from home!
The new portal allows customers to pay bills, view invoices, and viewing of purchase history and much more.
A live video demo of a Today's Farmer recipe is live today at https://www.facebook.com/campchef/. Check it out.
The Western Farm Show returns Feb. 22-24 to the American Royal complex in Kansas City, Mo. The 58th annual event boasts some 500 exhibitors and 400,000 square feet of exhibit space, featuring expansive displays of the newest technologies in equipment, farm structures, fertilizer, feed, seed, tools and much more.
How much do you know about your crop insurance policy? Complete the following quiz to make sure you know your policy. (Originally printed in Today's Farmer magazine, Feb. 2019.)
Willis Bruce—not to be confused with actor Bruce Willis—spent his career studying horn flies. Bruce was an USDA entomologist and professor at the University of Illinois who designed an ingenious walk-through horn fly trap in the 1930s and worked to develop other control methods for these pesky little insects.
MFA launches Easykeeper HDC for gastric health. Foals and performance horses risk running afoul of gastric ulcers, studies show. Anywhere from 60 percent of show horses to 90 percent of performance horses suffer from ulcers, a startling statistic that led MFA Incorporated to launch a new product in equine gastric health—Easykeeper HDC.
Here is MFA Incorporated's current list of 2019 agents. Please visit the MFA Crop Insurance website or contact you local MFA affiliate for more information about MFA Crop Insurance.
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