July 26, 2016
· USDA forecasted 2016 harvested acres of all hay at 56.1 million in their Acreage report released last week. This was up from the 54.4 million acres harvested in 2015 and slightly higher...


July 26, 2016
Nick ClarkExtension agronomy advisor, Hanford, Calif.University of California-DavisIn general, growing conditions have been very favorable for forages in the San Joaquin Valley of California this past month. Temperatures have been flanking the 90s and 100s in about a 15-degree range with no precipitation, so precise irrigation timing continues to be paramount. This season has seen an accumulation of about 23 percent more growing degree days than this time last year...


July 19, 2016
Glenn ShewmakerExtension Forage SpecialistUniversity of Idaho In most areas, second-cutting dairy hay was harvested in good shape. There have been some hot days, but average air temperature for...


July 19, 2016
Seth HoytAuthor of The Hoyt Report, providing hay market analysis and insight.The latest report from the Imperial Irrigation District shows there were 95,002 alfalfa hay acres in the Imperial Vall...


July 12, 2016
Karla HernandezExtension forage specialistSouth Dakota State University Many parts of South Dakota are experiencing warm and dry conditions. The northeast and western region (Black Hills) of the s...


July 5, 2016
USDA’s Acreage report on Thursday, June 30, 2016, showed alfalfa hay acres in the seven western states up 9 percent from 2015, while U.S. alfalfa hay acres were up 2 percent over a year ago. But wha...


July 5, 2016
Emily Glunk Extension forage specialist Montana State University Haying has been underway in Montana, with almost two-thirds of the alfalfa and other hay already baled. The dry, warm weathe...


July 5, 2016
Below are examples of alfalfa and grass prices being paid FOB barn/stack (except for those noted as delivered, which is indicated by a "d" in the table below) for selected states at the end of th...


June 28, 2016
June 7, 2016· Forage Genetics International (FGI) and Monsanto announced that FGI has acquired all of the commercial rights from the companies’ existing alfalfa research collaborat...


June 28, 2016
Vanessa Corriher-OlsonForage SpecialistTexas A&M AgriLife Extension Soil moisture indexes around the state are beginning to drop as higher temperatures and sunny days mark summer’s arrival...