Rick Mooney

Editor, eHay Weekly

Freelance photojournalist Rick Mooney has been covering agricultural subjects for many of the country’s leading farm publications for 30 years. Raised on a small dairy farm in southern Wisconsin, his primary interests are dairy and hay and forage production. He became the editor of eHay Weekly in July 2008.

Articles by Rick Mooney
Hay Prices Likely To Hold Steady
Hay prices should stay stable around most of the country the rest of the marketing year, says economist.
Water Woes Hamper California Hay, Beef Sectors
Drought in California has pushed up hay prices and forced producers to rethink how much of the crop they'll grow next year.
Farmer Offers Buyers, Sellers ‘Hay Depot’ Option 2
A "hay depot" would help small-operation producers buy hay in quantities they can afford.
Dairy Hay Surprisingly Plentiful In Northern Plains 1
Midwesterners can find plenty of dairy-quality hay this year from states farther west.
USDA Considers Alfalfa Crop Insurance Improvements 1
USDA's Risk Management Agency wants input on how to improve alfalfa insurance.
E-Commerce Site Aims To Streamline Hay Marketing
Justurhay.com is a new website aimed at simplifying marketing for hay growers.
Hay Prices Hold Steady At Midwestern Auctions
Hay prices at Midwestern auctions have held steady this fall, but sellers are at odds about where the market may be headed.
Where Next For Hay Prices?
Ag economists examine recent corn and soybean production estimates to see how they and other factors could affect hay prices.
Why These Hay Growers Bought A Bale Conversion System 1
An Indiana couple uses a bale conversion system to cater to the small square bale market.
New Growers Use Multiple Methods To Market Hay
A couple new to growing hay is using multiple affordable steps to market their product.
Quality Hay Will Be High-Priced, Hard To Find
Sufficient supplies of low- to medium-quality hay will keep prices down around the country. High-quality hay is sparse, keeping prices high.
Fed Shutdown Derails October USDA Hay Report 1
USDA's October Crop Production report has been delayed because of the government shutdown.
Dairy Hay Supplies Stay Tight In Upper Midwest
Midwestern dairy producers may find top-quality alfalfa hay supplies tight, but slightly softened prices by winter feeding season.
Rain, Floods Disrupt Colorado Hay Markets
Rainfall and flooding in central Colorado brought the regional hay trade to a near standstill. How it affects hay prices is uncertain.
Western Dairy-Quality Alfalfa Hay Hard To Find
Dairy-quality hay supplies are tight in most of the West, keeping hay prices high.
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