Strong demand for limited supplies has pushed prices for dairy-quality hay $100/ton or more above year-ago levels in many areas. Exceptions include several Northern Great Plains states. For more on where hay may be available at reasonable prices, read the story starting on page 4.

These prices were gathered by USDA in late August and early September. Figures followed by (D) are delivered prices. All others are at the farm. Cube and pellet prices are for bulk sales.