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

Compared to the last report, overall alfalfa price was 5.00 higher while grass hay was mostly steady. Movement remains slow. Everyone is busy in the fields putting up hay unless it is raining. Rain was reported again last week, even in the most droughted areas, but the bulk fell in the east of course, where they would like to get their beans planted and brome put up. Accounts continue to roll in from producers that their first cut yield is one half to three-quarters light, but with the rain they are more optimistic about second cutting. According to the U.S. Drought Monitor for June 7th, Heavy rainfall (1.5 to 3 inches, locally more) this past week resulted in a 1-category improvement to southeastern and central Kansas. More than 1.5 inches of rainfall this past week, along with soil moisture supported a change from exceptional (D4) to extreme (D3) drought in parts of southwestern Kansas and adjacent southeastern Colorado. Abnormally dry conditions (D0) is currently 11%, moderate drought (D1) remained near 21%, severe drought (D2) is at 8%, extreme drought (D3) decreased to 18%, and exceptional drought (D4) is at 1%. FULL REPORT

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