There's an oft-repeaded phrase in Illinois, "Corn is king." For the past several months, delayed corn planting has been the hot topic.
However, this week, I traveled to Hixton, Wis. for the Farm Progress Hay Expo. It's been fun to take a break from corn to discuss alfalfa -- a crop that doesn't get a lot of publicity in central Illinois.
At the Expo, I met a couple of farmers from southern Indiana who raise a few hundred acres of alfalfa for local horse owners. Both said the delayed planting…