Aug. 4, 2015
Some people I talk to from other parts of the country ask how can middle to lower quality alfalfa hay markets in California be going down given the record drought conditions. Two things that occurred...


Aug. 3, 2015
By Ev ThomasAgronomistOak Point Agronomics, New YorkPrecipitation totals vary widely within New York state, with the northeastern portions still trying to dig (or perhaps wade) out of the 15 inches of...


July 28, 2015
by Marvin Hall Extension Forage Agronomist, Penn State University. Last week without rain was the first opportunity since May to make hay without it getting rained on...


July 21, 2015
Seth Hoyt, Author of The Hoyt Report, providing hay market analysis and insight. Fair to Good quality alfalfa hay prices were softer last week in California and Idaho and there were mixed feelings...


July 21, 2015
by Dan Putnam,Extension Forage Agronomist,University of California-Davis,With alfalfa acreage at the lowest level in 50 years, lack of water remains the key issue for alfalfa growers...


July 14, 2015
By Glenn Shewmaker Extension Forage Specialist University of Idaho May stocks of hay are up in Idaho, but the untold story is that much of it is junk hay. We had dry weather up until it was time to c...


July 13, 2015
This week we first take a look at what was in the form of the June precipitation map for the U.S. Count yourself unlucky if you reside in those areas that set new wetness records; and even more...


July 7, 2015
In eastern Idaho last week, one sale on Supreme alfalfa hay brought $200 fob the stack. While there weren’t any actual sales reported on Fair quality (feeder hay), there were bids of $70 per ton at the stack. ...


July 3, 2015
By Phil Kaatz,Forages & Field Crops Educator,Michigan State University-Extension, Ev Thomas, Agronomist Oak Point Agronomics, New York, Dennis Hancock...


July 3, 2015
A picture is worth a thousand words and what topic is more pertinent to haymaking than weather? Here are this week's weather maps from the National Weather Service. It's still dry in the West and st...