USDA-FAS – U.S. alfalfa exports to China continue to climb, reaching 1.29 million metric tons (worth $417 million) in 2016. China is by far the largest foreign market for U.S. alfalfa hay, accounting for nearly half of the total U.S. exports in 2016. This growth is driven by the changing production practices in China’s dairy industry, with an increasing number of dairy cows raised by large and modern dairy farms, which prefer using imported hay and commercial feeds. Because of this rising demand, the Chinese government is trying to encourage greater domestic production of alfalfa. See the USDA-FAS Report
The 2019 KSFGC Annual Meeting and Winter Conference will be held, Tuesday, December 10th at the Sedgwick County Extension Education Center, 7001 W. 21st Street N, Wichita KS.
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- Ranch Management Field Day at Moyer Farms LLC to be Held on August 15
- Hay market trade, activity and demand is slow as producers are busy in the field baling hay.
- Joining or Renewing Your Membership to the Kansas Forage and Grassland Council
- USDA Extends Deadline to Report Spring-Seeded Crops for 12 States
- KSFGC Forage Award Nominations Now Open