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.

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.
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 5
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.

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