Dec. 3, 2019
Demand was very good for alfalfa and other hay for beef cattle in Central and Northern California the past month due to dry conditions. But that could be changing in the weeks ahead. The forecast is f...

Nov. 19, 2019
Exports of all hay from California ports in September totaled 201,313 metric tons (MT), up 4 percent from a year ago and the highest monthly total since June 2017. All hay exports from Washington port...

Nov. 5, 2019
Each year we update a graph on alfalfa versus almond acres in California, and the latest update tells one of the more remarkable stories in California agriculture. California led the nation in alfalfa...

Oct. 22, 2019
Stronger alfalfa hay exports to China, South Korea, Saudi Arabia, and Japan in August more than offset a sharp decline in alfalfa exports from West Coast ports to the United Arab Emirates (UAE), accor...

Oct. 8, 2019
When the trade war started between the U.S. and China in July 2018, alfalfa hay exports from the West Coast to China began a downward slide that reached a low in January 2019 of 25,461 metric tons (MT...

Sept. 24, 2019
Some dairies in the West were waiting for the last cutting of alfalfa hay in Idaho, Washington, Nevada, Utah, the northern California mountains, and Oregon, which they hoped would be higher quality. N...

Sept. 10, 2019
Federal Milk Marketing Order milk prices in Tulare, Calif., have gone from $14.21 per hundredweight (cwt.) in January to $16.94 per cwt. in July of this year, and yet quite a few dairies are still not...

Aug. 27, 2019
China announced on August 23 that they would impose tariffs on $75 billion worth of products from the U.S., and alfalfa hay is included in those products. Our contact in China, and verified by export...

Aug. 13, 2019
In 2017, alfalfa hay exports to China accounted for 44 percent of all alfalfa hay exports from the West Coast. In the first half of 2019, that number had dropped to 26 percent, according to the U.S. C...

July 30, 2019
In 2018, timothy hay export prices in Washington and Idaho were at record highs on first cutting with strong demand. In 2019, demand started strong on higher quality first-cutting timothy, but it didn...