July 28, 2015
by Marvin Hall Extension Forage Agronomist, Penn State University. Last week without rain was the first opportunity since May to make hay without it getting rained on...


July 21, 2015
Seth Hoyt, Author of The Hoyt Report, providing hay market analysis and insight. Fair to Good quality alfalfa hay prices were softer last week in California and Idaho and there were mixed feelings...


July 21, 2015
by Dan Putnam,Extension Forage Agronomist,University of California-Davis,With alfalfa acreage at the lowest level in 50 years, lack of water remains the key issue for alfalfa growers...


July 14, 2015
By Glenn Shewmaker Extension Forage Specialist University of Idaho May stocks of hay are up in Idaho, but the untold story is that much of it is junk hay. We had dry weather up until it was time to c...


July 13, 2015
This week we first take a look at what was in the form of the June precipitation map for the U.S. Count yourself unlucky if you reside in those areas that set new wetness records; and even more...


July 7, 2015
In eastern Idaho last week, one sale on Supreme alfalfa hay brought $200 fob the stack. While there weren’t any actual sales reported on Fair quality (feeder hay), there were bids of $70 per ton at the stack. ...


July 3, 2015
By Phil KaatzForages & Field Crops EducatorMichigan State University-Extension By Ev Thomas Agronomist Oak Point Agronomics, New York By Dennis...


July 3, 2015
A picture is worth a thousand words and what topic is more pertinent to haymaking than weather? Here are this week's weather maps from the National Weather Service. It's still dry in the West and st...


June 29, 2015
by Marvin Hall Extension Forage AgronomistPenn State University First-cut grass harvest is being completed after several weeks of rain delays. In general, grass yields have been about 25 to 35 percent lower than normal because of the cool, dry weather in April and early May. Second cutting alfalfa is underway with reports of good yields and little to no potato leafhopper damage. An extremely dry May reduced pasture growth, so farms were already supplementing...


June 23, 2015
Hay report after hay report from many parts of the country (sans Southern California) bemoans the impact that massive amounts and/or frequency of rain has had on trying to harvest high-quality hay...