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.

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.
U.S. Hay Stocks Nosedive To Record Low 2
Hay stocks in the U.S. were at a record low as of May 1.
Get Your Hay Deals In Writing
Using written contracts is a good, easy way to protect both parties when buying or selling hay.
He’s Getting Back Into Hay
High hay prices convinced one farmer to get back into hay. But a USDA survey shows not many other farmers are thinking the same way.
Head Off Hay Fires In Large Square Bales
Large square bales have their advantages, but they're more prone to spontaneous heating than small bales.
Hay Prices Skyrocket At Midwestern Auctions 1

Soggy fields have kept some Midwestern growers from getting hay to market, according to local auction owners. Buyers, in the meantime, are running out of hay as wet, cold conditions have delayed pasture growth and first-crop hay. The outcome, of course: Higher hay prices.

Spring Showers, Snow Help Hold Hay Prices High
Snow, rain and cold temperatures have presented problems for hay growers in the Upper Midwest.
Horse Program Helping Veterans Needs Hay
VETS, a Wisconsin non-profit program that uses rescued horses to help U.S. veterans, is running low on horse hay.
Canadian Groups Protest GM Alfalfa
Organizers claim the event was highly successful, but Forage Genetics International says that planting GM alfalfa won't be an option in Canada this spring.
Facebook Marketing Exposes Hay Dealer To More Clients 1
Facebook helps Texas hay dealer keep in touch with clients and get his business' name to potential customers.
Recent Rain Is Good News For Florida Hay Grower
A 3” rainfall in mid-March was a welcomed sight for a Florida hay grower.
Canadians Plan ‘Stop GM Alfalfa’ Events
Opponents of genetically modified alfalfa trying to bring attention to their cause.

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