Jay Parsons - Farm and Ranch Management Specialist
University of Nebraska research has determined that when corn residue is grazed at proper stocking rates, there are small, but positive effects on crop production the following year.
August 23, 2021
Grazing corn residue is a low-cost winter feed for cattle and source of additional income with no negative effects on cropland.
The Crop Residue Exchange is an interactive, online tool that facilitates connections between livestock producers looking for forage and crop producers with available crop residues or other forage resources.
August 23, 2021
The Crop Residue Exchange continues to connect livestock producers with crop residue and other forage resources.
September 24, 2020
This interactive, online tool helps farmers and cattle producers connect and develop mutually beneficial agreements to use crop residue and forage cover crops for grazing.
Cutting and windrowing forage wheat in south central Nebraska for processing into wheatlage. (Photos by Todd Whitney)
July 29, 2020
Several things need to be considered when deciding what value to place on standing forage. Forage prices reflect current inventories, demand, expected current season production and associated yield risk, and quality characteristics.
December 4, 2019
The 2020 Crop Production Budgets for Nebraska are now available. They include 80 budgets for 15 crops, available in both PDF and customizable Excel formats.
Figure 1. The Crop Residue Exchange continues to expand to better connect livestock producers with available forage resources. (Photo by Troy Walz)
September 20, 2019
Interested in making your corn residue available or grazing? New updates make the Crop Residue Exchange even easier to use to link cattle producers and available grazing resources.
Grazing an additional 10% of available acres of corn residue could increase income for crop producers by more than $6 million. (Photo courtesy of USDA)
July 31, 2019
It's estimated that a 10% increase in grazing utilization of corn residue could add $6.4 million to the bottom line of crop producers in Nebraska.
Field of diverse cover crops
July 8, 2019
Cover crops were planted on almost 750,000 acres in Nebraska in 2017, the last year of the USDA Ag Census. A recent Cornhusker Economics reports cover crop acreage by county as well as how to consider their short-term costs and potential long-term benefits when negotiating crop land leases.
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