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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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USDA’s crop production and hay stocks reports will update 2016 hay and forage production totals, hay inventories and alfalfa new seeding acreage estimates on Jan. 12, 2017. For now, most hay growers and marketers can be happy 2016 is in their rear-view mirror.

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Harvest season has wound down, but hay markets have not yet heated up heading into the final month of 2016. Here’s a list of factors (some naughty, some nice) impacting hay producers and marketers as winter approaches.

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The USDA’s next crop production report will be released Nov. 9, a day after the presidential election. Here’s a snapshot of issues impacting hay producers as the ballots are counted.

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The 2016 hay and forage season is winding down. With large inventories, producers in some regions are considering leaving the last crop in the fields.

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U.S. hay growers are entering the final four months of 2016 facing economic conditions shared by many other agricultural commodity producers: Higher production levels are adding to supplies at a time when global economies are still on the slow road to recovery, putting pressure on producer prices and income.

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Hay supplies generally exceeded demand as August began, pressuring prices lower, based on weekly state, regional and national hay market summaries.

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