Dairy Report: Forage Growing Difficulties; Maine Manure to Energy

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Quality forage could be hard to come by this year because of excess moisture, while Maine dairies are partnering to turn methane into electricity. For more on these stories watch the AgDay video above or read the following news brief links.

We're Going To Be Short On Good Forage This Year

Wet weather and winterkill are pairing up to create difficult forage growing conditions. Haying or ensiling of first cutting alfalfa around much of the Midwest hasn’t been yielding the type of quality or quantity that dairies need.

Maine Company Wants to Turn Cow Poo Into Gas to Heat Homes

An electricity provider in Maine is partnering with local dairies to build an anaerobic digester that will convert manure into natural gas, providing energy to homes.