Compared to the last report, the hay market continues to be crazy! and has been difficult to keep up with the changes. Prices continue to rise as there is just not enough hay out there to cover all needs. Much of the hay has been spoken for but there are some producers who are holding onto their stores for use or sales later in the year. Reports of selling hay out from underneath folks have increased, adding to the frustration of many. Corn and beans are being picked in some areas and those crops that have failed, including milo, are being baled or chopped. The good news is that most contributors to the hay report received some rain and are hoping that it helps the wheat and rye. According to the U.S. Drought Monitor for September 20th, groundwater levels are low with wells in Wichita, Kansas, going dry. According to media reports, a water emergency developed in Caney, a town in southeast Kansas, when water stopped flowing over the Little Caney River’s dam and according to NASS, three-fourths of the pasture and rangeland was in poor to very poor condition. Abnormally dry conditions in Kansas (D0) decreased to 17%, moderate drought (D1) increased to 13%, severe drought (D2) decreased to 14%, extreme drought (D3) increased to near 33.5%, and exceptional drought (D4) increased to 19.5%. FULL REPORT
HERE IS YOUR KANSAS HAY MARKET REPORT FOR THE WEEK ENDING SEPTEMBER 24th
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