The prices received by U.S. farmers for all hay inched upward last month, according to USDA. Alfalfa prices backed off slightly from March’s totals.

In an Agricultural Prices report released last week, the ag department put the average price for all hay in April at $200/ton, up $4 ton from March’s average and $8/ton higher than reported in April 2012. Michigan and Colorado reported the highest average all-hay prices at $245/ton and $243/ton, respectively.

Alfalfa prices in the 27 reporting states averaged $215/ton in April, down $4/ton from March’s total, but up $5 from that reported in April 2012. Ohio had the highest average alfalfa price at $260/ton, followed by Wisconsin and Minnesota, both at $255/ton. North Dakota reported the lowest average price that dropped, in April, by $18/ton to $126/ton.

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