HERE IS YOUR KANSAS HAY MARKET REPORT FOR THE WEEK ENDING SEPTEMBER 11TH . . . . .

Hay market prices are steady for alfalfa and grass hay. Demand is fair to good, with trades slow. Southeast grass hay movement picked up a bit as buyers are purchasing to help supplement in droughted areas as well as laying in for winter in anticipation of higher priced feed stocks. Producers have been busy in the fields this past week finishing up haying and harvesting corn. According to NASS, corn condition rated 9% very poor, 13% poor, 25% fair, 44% good, and 9% excellent, while corn harvested was 11%, near 7% last year and 10% average. Pasture and range conditions rated 8% very poor, 15% poor, 35% fair, 40% good, and 2% excellent. According to the US Drought Monitor for the week of September 7th, Kansas saw isolated improvements in response to continued rainfall activity. The heaviest rainfall in the region was observed in eastern Kansas where accumulations ranged from 2 to 7 inches last week. Abnormal dryness (D0) decreased to near 25.5%, while moderate drought (D1) decreased to 5% and severe drought (D2) remained at 1%. If you have any extra hay to sell and/or need hay here in Kansas, use the services of the Internet Hay Exchange: http://www.hayexchange.com/ks.php. ** Prices below reflect the average price. There could be prices higher and lower than those published. FULL REPORT HERE

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