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
Western Dairy-Quality Alfalfa Hay Hard To Find
Dairy-quality hay supplies are tight in most of the West, keeping hay prices high.
How He Ensures Hay Buyers Pay Up
Dennis Heaton screens customers as part of a process to better obtain payments for hay delivered out of state.
Rancher And Broker Start Video Hay Auction 4
WHB Video Hay Auctions allows hay buyers and sellers to view hay, get hay-quality info and connect online.
USDA Report: Hay Production Nudges Upward
Hay production estimates are up for 2013, and as a result, prices should be down from last year's prices.
Hay Growers Think Big About Alfalfa Small Squares
Nebraska brothers now offer alfalfa hay for sale in small square bales.
Hay-Fuel Log Project Gets Boost
USDA grant will help hay grower make fuel logs from rained-on hay.
Near-Perfect Start For Montana Hay
Growers in Montana had nearly perfect weather during first-crop harvest.
Hay Acres May Nudge Up Slightly
USDA report shows U.S. producers plan to harvest more hay acres in 2013.
Group Approach Links Hay Sellers, Customers
A Facebook group is helping Twin Cities hay buyers and sellers to connect.
Dairy Difficulties Stifle California Alfalfa Prices
Milk prices have slightly recovered, but not enough to increase hay prices.
Hay Exporter To Open North Carolina Plant 2
Southeastern U.S. hay growers will be able to market product to Middle East, Asia.
Improved Alfalfa Insurance Could Be In The Works 3
Senate amendment to 2013 Farm Bill directs Federal Crop Insurance Program to develop a strong policy for alfalfa.
Midwestern Hay Shortfall, Strong Demand Extend Sale Season
One Minnesota auction is going to hold sales into August this year because of the current hay shortfall and strong demand.
Hay Buyers, Sellers Need New Marketing Strategies 1
Short hay supplies likely in many parts of the country will force buyers and sellers to market differently in 2013.
Prices Sluggish For Western New-Crop Alfalfa
Hay growers in the West and Southwest have started selling, with prices falling short of last year.
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