Dec. 4, 2018
Alfalfa hay exports to China in September at 53,032 were the lowest in nearly three years and were 32 percent below September 2017. The tariffs imposed by China continue to put pressure on alfalfa hay...

Nov. 20, 2018
One of the most striking events in the alfalfa hay market in the West is the narrow price between the bottom and top of the alfalfa hay market. This is the result of tight supplies of feeder/dry cow a...

Nov. 6, 2018
The 650,000 alfalfa hay acres in California for 2018 were the lowest in history since USDA began collecting data in 1919. What will be the future in the coming years for alfalfa in the leading d...

Oct. 23, 2018
In Washington, Idaho, and Utah, demand for Fair quality alfalfa hay for dairy dry cows, beef cow-calf ranchers, and feedlots is outpacing supplies. Why are feeder-hay supplies so tight not only in t...

Oct. 9, 2018
The alfalfa hay industry in the West is hopeful that a trade deal announced last week between the U.S., Mexico, and Canada will help to move things closer to a resolution with China. Alfalfa hay shipm...

Sept. 25, 2018
After weeks of very slow trading in Nevada, last week there were confirmed sales of 26,000 tons. What happened?...

Aug. 28, 2018
In the past two weeks, just over 96,000 tons of alfalfa hay have been traded in Idaho to both dairy and export buyers, with a larger amount going for export. This is by far the most alfalfa hay sales...

Aug. 14, 2018
According to Cal Fire, nearly 750,00 acres have burned in California with the Mendocino fire consuming over 300,000 acres. Around 13,000 firefighters are battling blazes in California, and most have n...

July 31, 2018
Even with the uncertainty of West Coast alfalfa hay exports to China and very light demand from dairies due to low milk prices, second-cutting alfalfa hay in Washington was finding good demand from ex...

July 17, 2018
In May of this year, it appeared that milk prices in California and Idaho were headed for $16 per hundredweight (cwt.) in August or September...