Hay price movement for August was mixed, based on USDA’s most recent Agricultural Prices report released last week. The All Hay price rose by $2 per ton to $161, which is $24 higher than August 2017. Other Hay (hay other than alfalfa) was up $4 per ton from July to $130 per ton. That’s $13 higher than July 2017. The average August Alfalfa Hay price dropped by $2 per ton for the second month in a row, after dipping $8 per ton in June. The average price in August settled at $177 per ton; this is still $30 higher than one year ago and $28 per ton above last December. To date, the highest average alfalfa price in 2018 occurred in May at $189 per ton. Price decliners were led by Minnesota (down $12 per ton) and Montana (down $10). The highest average Alfalfa Hay prices were reported from New Mexico ($240 per ton), Kentucky ($220), Arizona ($220), Colorado ($215), Oregon ($200), Texas ($198), and California ($195).The lowest prices were found in North Dakota ($91 per ton), South Dakota ($94), and Minnesota ($95).