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Hay Market Reports

What affected hay market prices last month? Why? Find out some facts in these monthly reports and charts.

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Spring is off to a fast start, with the planting pace of most crops well ahead of the five-year average in many parts of the country. Climbing corn and soybean futures prices are still impacting final planting decisions. Perhaps the brightest news concerned exports.

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It’s the time of year that the hay market focus turns to anticipation of new crops. Here’s a look at some of the conditions affecting domestic and export hay markets during the second week of April.

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Weather and transportation continue to be two dominant topics as we march into a new growing season. Here’s a look at some of the conditions affecting domestic and export hay markets.

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After a mild start, winter finally arrived about the time groundhogs were poking their heads out of holes in search of an early spring. What they saw were lots of roughage-consuming animals to feed.

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From supply and demand, weather and shipping challenges to distribution of government assistance payments and pandemic vaccines, there was no shortage of issues affecting hay markets and marketers – directly or indirectly – as the new year got underway.

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The early December hay market contained a little bit naughty and a little bit nice. Average prices and exports inched up, but areas impacted by drought grew. 

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