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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 Southeast Hay Contest (SEHC) is still happening! Given the cancellation of the Sunbelt Ag Expo, we had to change our venue and postpone our award ceremony, but we will still honor our producers and sponsors.

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Production of alfalfa and alfalfa-mixture dry hay for 2020 was forecast at 51.7 million tons, down 6% from 2019 (Table 1).

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Overall unit sales of agricultural tractors and self-propelled combines in July 2020 were positive for the fourth month in a row in the U.S. and remained positive for the second consecutive month in Canada according to the latest data from the Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM).

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The USDA Farm Service Agency (FSA) announced on Aug. 7 changes for emergency haying and grazing of acres enrolled in the Conservation Reserve Program (CRP). This includes changes outlined in the 2018 Farm Bill that streamline the authorization process for farmers and ranchers.

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Alfalfa (Medicago sativa L.) is a perennial forage legume with high forage yield and nutritive value. The “Queen of Forages” is one of the most widely grown forage crops in the U.S. with most production concentrated in the northern and western regions of the country.

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On July 9, the USDA Farm Service Agency (FSA) announced the acceptance of more than 1.2 million acres in the Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) Grasslands during the recent sign-up period that began March 16 and ended May 15.

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