farmdocDAILY – Hay is the 3rd largest U.S. crop in terms of harvest acres. It also provides environmental services, notably erosion control. Understanding the U.S. hay market is therefore important for both market and policy reasons. This article examines the U.S. hay market since 1919, or when the U.S. Department of Agriculture, National Agricultural Statistical Service began to report data separately for alfalfa hay. More
Zulauf, C. “U.S. Hay Market over the Last 100 Years.” farmdoc daily (8):174, Department of Agricultural and Consumer Economics, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, September 19, 2018.