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Brad Nelson

In Tales of a Hay Hauler, Brad Nelson shares his unique perspective of the forage industry through his hay-hauling experiences, skillfully woven through storytelling and humor.

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Way back when the earth was still drying up after the great flood I was seeing the Northwest through the windshield of a Freightliner truck.

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One-ton bales. That was what the first big bales, 4 feet by 4 feet by 8 feet long, were called. The problem for the truckers hauling them by the ton was the weight was more like 1,500 pounds per bale on average.

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About six weeks before the May 1st “No Mexicans” demonstration day, my crew came to me and stated they would like that day off. If we got a busy schedule, they offered to work longer days and all day the Saturday before the strike day to not create an upset for our company.

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