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We’ve scoured the news sources for you to provide coverage of forage news and current events.

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The Massachusetts Farm Bureau Federation (MFBF) was pleased when the Steamship Authority announced on April 14 in a memo that it would allow bailed, oil-free hay aboard all ship security assessment (SSA) vessels.

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The Biden-Harris administration announced April 21 the formation of an interagency working group to address worsening drought conditions in the West and support farmers, tribes and communities impacted by ongoing water shortages.

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Dry conditions mean it's good to be cautious about nitrate toxicity in forage crops, particularly small grain hay, grasses and anything weedy. Nitrates can harm or even kill animals. Growers should test forages and stay vigilant.

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The USDA announced April 14 the availability of up to $10 million in assistance from USDA’s Wildfire and Hurricane Indemnity Program Plus to assist agricultural producers impacted by the worsening drought conditions in the Klamath River Basin.

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U.S. farm tractor unit sales extend their growth streak to 11 straight months, while Canada also extends its own streak with a strong month of March, according to the latest data from the Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM).

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The USDA’s 2021 Prospective Plantings report was released March 31, providing a first glimpse of how acreage will be distributed among major crops this growing season.

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