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Growing-season drought in some major hay-producing states, increased hay exports and large numbers of forage-consuming cattle in the nation’s beef and dairy herds resulted in the smallest on-farm hay inventories entering winter since 2012, according to the USDA’s Crop Production report, released Jan. 12.

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Northwest alfalfa and timothy producers should remain slightly profitable in 2018, according to the latest Northwest Farm Credit Services’ Hay Market Snapshot report. Exports favor strong alfalfa sales, but low dairy profitability will provide sturdy headwinds.

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President Donald Trump addressed the American Farm Bureau Federation’s (AFBF) 99th annual convention in Nashville, Tennessee, on Monday. The president touched on a variety of issues, including tax reform, regulations, rural broadband, the farm bill, crop insurance and trade.

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Kansas State University’s analytical lab has expanded its services and can now analyze forage samples to give farmers and ranchers a clearer picture of what their animals are consuming.

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As farming communities face mounting challenges with the nation’s opioid epidemic, the nation’s two largest general farm organizations are teaming up to confront the issue.

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Below is a letter released on Dec. 14, 2017, from MacDon Industries:

Today we are announcing that we have entered into an agreement to sell the MacDon Group of Companies to Linamar Corp., a Canadian company headquartered in Guelph, Ontario.

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