July 28, 2020
Prices on Premium to Supreme quality alfalfa hay have improved over the last month in some areas of the West as supplies have tightened. Dairy buyers have had to compete with export buyers to secure h...

July 14, 2020
Haying weather has greatly improved over the last 10 days in the West. Parts of the Pacific Northwest and the Great Basin areas have second cutting in the bale, and the quality looks good. After close...

June 16, 2020
All hay exports from the West Coast totaled 415,057 metric tons (MT) in April, up almost 100,000 MT from last year and up 28,497 MT from March. That is the highest monthly total since March of 2017. T...

June 2, 2020
Just as first cutting was getting started in the Northwest, a late spring storm arrived; this gave credence to the adage “If you need to start a rainstorm, cut some hay.” Parts of the Southern Col...

May 19, 2020
Production on first-cutting alfalfa hay got started in more of the West last week, just in time for a late spring rain to roll in. Growers in western Nevada, western Idaho, and the Columbia Basin were...

May 5, 2020
Widespread trading on new-crop alfalfa finally got underway this week in Central California after being delayed by rain. The rain delay has caused some alfalfa hay to mature beyond optimal quality. Th...

April 21, 2020
Growers in the San Joaquin Valley started baling this week as the forecast finally calls for some dry days. After suffering through one of the driest Februarys on record for Central California, rain r...

April 7, 2020
The extended Chinese New Year from the coronavirus in early February doesn't seem to have impacted exports of alfalfa hay to China, which totaled 88,845 metric tons (MT) in February...

March 24, 2020
A few days of heavy rainfall over the last couple of weeks brought the first cutting of alfalfa hay to a halt in the Southwest. The total rainfall in many areas was anywhere from 2 to 4 inches, a good...

March 10, 2020
The uncertainty around the coronavirus has rolled global markets, and U.S. forage hasn’t been immune. With the extended Chinese New Year and worker quarantine rules in China, factory output dropped...