Just about every farm has those marginal acres that just aren’t quite capable of producing bumper corn and soybean yields. Given the cost to establish one of those crops and the likelihood they won’t hit the high range for crop output, some producers might be better off establishing a forage crop, one specialist says. The cost to establish an alfalfa crop, for example, is much lower and can thrive better in lower-CSR fields that would challenge a corn or soybean crop. But the general cost-effectiveness depends on a few variables, namely labor and local marketing opportunities. That’s a call to do your homework before making the switch to ensure you’re maximizing your revenue potential. See more and do some homework.