Compared to the last report, prices have remained steady but there is a definite strength to the market for all types of new crop forage. Input cost for the producer has also risen, as with everything else in the world, and they are dealing with higher costs for fuel, parts, transportation, labor, fertilizer, and herbicide/pesticide, all of which will be reflected in price. In addition, movement has lagged, but producers report they are extremely busy right now. Seems as though everything needs to be done at the same time, haying, harvesting, spraying, planting; too much to do and not enough help to do it. According to the U.S. Drought Monitor for June 21st, much of the High Plains Region has seen beneficial rainfall and temperatures averaging near to below-normal over the past 30 days, with the exception of a few locations. Here in Kanas, the central and eastern regions were the primary recipients of rain last week while the western half of the state continues to struggle with drought. Abnormally dry conditions (D0) increased to 15%, moderate drought (D1) decreased to near 19%, severe drought (D2) increased to near 13%, extreme drought (D3) remained near 15%, and exceptional drought (D4) remained at 1%. FULL REPORT
HERE IS YOUR KANSAS HAY MARKET REPORT FOR THE WEEK ENDING JUNE 25TH
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