June 21, 2016
Some California and Idaho dairies came into the alfalfa hay market last week after being either out of the market or only buying small amounts of hay. The result was more alfalfa hay sales in Idaho an...


June 14, 2016
Glenn ShewmakerExtension Forage SpecialistUniversity of IdahoTriticale forage production appeared above average with reported 3-ton yields, although rain slowed the planting of silage corn into...


June 7, 2016
Steve OrloffFarm Advisor/Siskiyou CountyUniversity of California-Extension So far this has been a strange season, starting off with some record-high temperatures in early spring...


June 7, 2016
Seth Hoyt Author of The Hoyt Report, providing hay market analysis and insight. In some areas of the West, hay export companies are the main buyers of alfalfa hay...


May 31, 2016
May 3, 2016 • The USDA currently estimates that only 9 percent of U.S. hay acres are in a region that is experiencing drought. A map is available here...


May 31, 2016
Producers are transitioning from the last remnants of annual ryegrass grazing into tall fescue and warm-season grasses...


May 24, 2016
Seth HoytAuthor of The Hoyt Report, providing hay market analysis and insight...


May 24, 2016
Vanessa Corriher-OlsonForage SpecialistTexas A&M AgriLife Extension Spring rainfalls have perpetuated ryegrass and clover production throughout eastern and central Texas...


May 17, 2016
Nick ClarkExtension agronomy advisor, Hanford, Calif.University of California-Davis In the San Joaquin Valley, winter wheat cuttings are still being made for hay and silage. Corn planting got an early start in some areas and planting continues. Alfalfa fields are rounding their third or fourth cuttings. There was sporadic hail in some isolated parts of the San Joaquin Valley but with no likely damage to corn. Freezing temperatures are over, and weekly highs are...