Prices for high-quality hay continue to tick upward in Western states plagued by drought (see our story, “Will Western Drought Keep Alfalfa Acres Low, Prices High?"). In areas with more plentiful supplies, they’re holding mostly steady in slow to moderate trading.

These prices were gathered by USDA and other sources in mid-January. Figures followed by (D) are delivered prices. All others are at the farm. Pellet prices are for bulk sales