Category Archives: Hay Clippings Blog

Strategies for Reducing Forage Shortages

By Darren Scott, NRCS FARMERS.GOV – Livestock market complications that reduce calf sales can cause unexpected forage demands. Droughts can compound the problem leading to forage deficiencies. Forage shortages can cause poor animal performance, overgrazed and degraded pastures, and increased expenses. … Continue reading

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12 May 2020 Kansas Hay Market Report

Hay market trade slow; demand light; Prices mostly steady with a slight dip in the ground and delivered market but most producers state it is difficult to determine alfalfa’s true value given the current circumstances. Rain and thunderstorms are expected … Continue reading

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Forage options for freeze-damaged wheat

 – Freezing conditions during April over some parts of Kansas potentially caused some damage in winter wheat, and with the passage of time, the level of damage is becoming more clear.  As a result, producers facing reduced grain yields must … Continue reading

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The 2020 KS Range Schools are less than 3 months away!

KGLC – It is time to start thinking about attending this year and then register to attend. Learn more about rangeland management in a friendly setting with other ranchers, land managers, range management students and natural resource professionals. You can … Continue reading

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05 May 2020 Kansas Hay Market Report

Hay market trade slow; Prices steady; demand light. Discussion of new crop pricing are starting to get reported, primarily in the southwest, and seem to be starting where old crop left off. Most alfalfa producers expect first cutting tonnage totals … Continue reading

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USDA Announces Improvements to Forage Seeding and Forage Production Crop Insurance Provisions for the 2021 Crop Year

WASHINGTON, May 1, 2020 – USDA’s Risk Management Agency (RMA) today announced changes to the Forage Seeding and Forage Production crop insurance programs starting with the 2021 crop year. Changes include expanding coverage to new regions and counties, expanding coverage to … Continue reading

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28 April 2020 Kansas Hay Market Report

Hay market trade slow; Prices steady; demand light to moderate. It certainly has been a wild ride recently. As one producer stated, “we are in uncharted territory”. 04-28-20 Hay Report FINAL

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