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When you don’t want to move, you don’t want to move. That’s the message being sent to Secretary Perdue and the leadership of the USDA by employees of the USDA Economic Research Service (ERS), who recently voted to unionize 138-4.

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What we still don’t know, is how much alfalfa suffered winterkill. (What we hear, is it could be 50% to 70% from the Midwest through the northeastern U.S.) 

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U.S. farmers continue to replace tractors even as they face long-term uncertainty with reinvestments in their operations, according to the Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM).

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Hay inventories stored on farms as of May 1 were the lowest total for that date since 2013, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Crop Production report, released May 10. 

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A wet, cool spring, dairy’s slow climb to better milk prices and trade war rhetoric continue to try the patience of many hay growers and marketers.

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