North Dakota farmers are right in the middle of corn silage season. NDSU Extension Beef Specialist Zac Carlson said the crop has been a surprise. “On the eastern side of the state where the drought hasn’t been as severe as the central and north-central parts of the state, I’ve heard yield reports being just slightly less than a typical year.” Due to the drought, farmers and ranchers are considering all options for forage. NDSU Extension has released information on the management practices for running sunflowers through the silage chopper. Unusual crops have also been considered. “On very rare occasions, some people have made kochia silage.”
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