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  •  Not just fruit.... (10+ / 0-)
    The growing season for alfalfa is off to an extremely fast start in most of the Upper Midwest. Yet growers are concerned about possible frost damage.

    “We broke dormancy early, that’s for sure,” reports Phil Kaatz, Michigan State University Extension forage educator, of the warm March weather’s effect on alfalfa.

    http://hayandforage.com/...

    Since this was published, we have heard that the alfalfa crop is compromised by frost, and growers must choose whether to cut now, with much lower yields, or wait and gamble that much of the crop may rot.

    So look for higher milk prices, too.

    Mark E. Miller // Kalamazoo Township Trustee // MI 6th District Democratic Chair

    by memiller on Mon Apr 16, 2012 at 12:40:47 PM PDT

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