March 29, 2016
Seth HoytAuthor of The Hoyt Report, providing hay market analysis and insight. Speculation from growers is that the warmer than normal February caused alfalfa hay to grow faster than normal...


March 15, 2016
A press release on March 11, 2016, from U.S. Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) shows how the federal government is mismanaging the water run-off in California...


March 1, 2016
Seth HoytAuthor of The Hoyt Report, providing hay market analysis and insight.Early season new crop alfalfa hay prices in California’s Imperial Valley are $20 to $25 per ton lower than new crop sale...


Feb. 23, 2016
In last Friday's USDA Cattle report, there were 92 million head of cattle and calves on U.S. farms as of January 1. This was an increase of 3 percent from a year ago and is the highest cattle i...


Feb. 16, 2016
Seth HoytAuthor of The Hoyt Report, providing hay market analysis and insight. Dairies in the West have increased the use of alfalfa hay for dry cows, with the biggest turn-around in California...


Feb. 2, 2016
Seth HoytAuthor of The Hoyt Report, providing hay market analysis and insight.According to the U.S. Department of Commerce, baled hay and straw exports from the West Coast from July through November 2015 were 3,582,640 short tons, up 7 percent from the same period in 2014. The main reason for the increase was a 31 percent increase in alfalfa hay exports to China and stronger alfalfa hay exports to the United...


Jan. 26, 2016
· California's Department of Water Resources had good news from their first media-oriented snow survey last week. Not only was mountain snow depth above the long-term average, but also th...


Jan. 19, 2016
Seth HoytAuthor of The Hoyt Report, providing hay market analysis and insight. USDA’s final estimate of alfalfa hay acres in California in 2015 was 790,000, the lowest alfalfa hay acres since...


Jan. 5, 2016
Seth HoytAuthor of The Hoyt Report, providing hay market analysis and insight. According to the Dairy Marketing Branch in the California Department of Food and Agriculture, dairies in California...