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Slideshow: State rankings for U.S. forage production

Progressive Forage Editor Lynn Jaynes Published on 04 April 2018

131 million – that’s 131 million tons. And that’s roughly the weight of 4,367 school buses, which is how much dry hay was harvested in the U.S. in 2017. Add to that corn silage and greenchop, and the forage total would reach the weight of over 8,392 school buses (at 30,000 pounds apiece).

53.8 million acres – that’s larger than the total state of Kansas, and that’s how many acres of hay were harvested in the U.S. in 2017.

Want to know more U.S. forage statistics? For a snapshot of U.S. hay and silage production, and to see where your state ranks, check out this slideshow and share it with your friends and customers. Staff photos.

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Slideshow - 2017 national forage review