Alfalfa has started to break dormancy and green up in parts of Montana, according to Dennis Cash, Montana State University extension forage specialist. He says the terrible extremes in weather that caused damage in other parts of the U.S. are actually typical for April in Montana, so no atypical delay or harm was caused to the crop. "It can freeze or snow clear through May, so that is when crop damage can occur here," he says. "Our hay stocks are still in fair supply across the state and we will be okay unless we have a sloppy, wet May."

Contact Cash at 406-994-5688.