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...

July 3, 2018
The threat of a 25 percent tariff on U.S. alfalfa hay exported to China has put a cloud over the hay export industry in the western U.S...

June 19, 2018
Export buyers are confirming good demand for western alfalfa hay during the past two weeks. This has been the case in Washington, Idaho, Utah, and Nevada. Alfalfa for export sales in Washington and Id...

June 5, 2018
In the first week of trading on large offerings of new crop alfalfa hay last week in Washington, export buyers were the main force in the market. Of the 44,406 tons of all hay confirmed by The Hoyt Re...

May 22, 2018
A combination of feedback from contacts in the West, USDA’s Prospective Plantings report in late March, and May 1 hay stocks estimates last week are pointing to reduced 2018, alfalfa hay supplies in...

May 8, 2018
Sources report that first cutting alfalfa hay will start in southern Idaho this week and that a little new alfalfa hay has been cut in the southern Columbia Basin in Washington...

April 24, 2018
In the first two months of 2018, there has been a shift of a larger percentage of alfalfa hay exported to China from the ports of Seattle/Tacoma than alfalfa hay exported to China from the Long Beach/...

April 10, 2018
Over the past six weeks, there have been a few new crop contracts in the West and most of them were to export buyers. With the USDA’s Prospective Planting report estimating alfalfa hay acres in the...

March 27, 2018
Pounds of alfalfa hay fed to milk cows declined in the West in 2017, but I only have hard data for California. According to the Dairy Marketing Branch in the California Department of Food and Agricult...