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When a company backs its products with a warranty that is among the industry’s best, you know that they—and you—can count on quality that will last. Kubota recently announced it has furthered its commitment to the hay and forage segment by offering a two-year standard limited warranty across its entire hay tools line, including Kubota balers, and a three-year standard limited warranty on its disc mower and disc mower conditioner cutterbars and gearboxes.

“We know that farmers have so many struggles to contend with, but equipment shouldn’t be one of them,” said Dave Palmer, Kubota senior product manager for implements. “Our warranty program is a commitment that we will always be there, and we’re backing that assurance with a longer warranty because we’re confident in the quality of our products.” Read more

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Colorado—In the Dec. 16 report, compared to last week, trade activity light on good demand for all hay markets. All markets sold steady this period. According to the U.S. Drought Monitor’s High Plains Summary for Dec. 14, despite some improvements on the map, it is noteworthy that average temperatures across the High Plains region have been well above normal since September. This includes numerous high-temperature records that were recently broken across the region during the first week … Read more

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Colorado—In the Dec. 9 report, compared to last week, trade activity light on good demand for horse hay. Horse hay sold steady this period. Trade inactive on all other hay markets. According to the U.S. Drought Monitor’s High Plains Summary for Dec. 7, areas of the region—including the eastern plains of Colorado—saw widespread degradation in response to anomalously warm temperatures, short-term precipitation deficits, declining soil moisture levels, and elevated evaporative demand across… Read more

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Hay market prices remained mostly steady for alfalfa and steady for grass hay, with movement still slow, according to the Kansas Department of Agriculture-USDA Market News Service, Dec. 14. Read more

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A recently released report on alfalfa market trends says the market is seeing “strong growth” driven by more consumer awareness of food production techniques, including animal feeds. But growers are trying to stay ahead of rising input costs.

According to the IMARC Group latest report titled “Alfalfa Hay Market: Global Industry Trends, Share, Size, Growth, Opportunity and Forecast 2021-2026,” the global alfalfa hay market will exhibit “moderate” growth during the next five years. Read more

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Colorado—In the Dec. 2 report, compared to last week, trade activity light on good demand for horse hay. Horse hay sold steady this period. Trade inactive on all other hay markets. According to the NASS Colorado Crop Progress report for the week ending Nov. 28, stored feed supplies are 7 percent very short, 25 percent short, 64 percent adequate, and 4 percent surplus. According to the U.S. Drought Monitor’s High Plains Summary for Nov. 30, little to no precipitation fell across the High … Read more

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Colorado—In the Nov. 18 report, compared to last week, trade activity moderate on good demand for horse hay. Horse hay sold steady this period. Trade activity light on good demand for ranch hay. Trade inactive on all other hay markets. According to the NASS Colorado Crop Progress report for the week ending Nov. 14, fourth cutting alfalfa hay harvested is at 96 percent. Stored feed supplies are 15 percent very short, 26 percent short, 50 percent adequate, and 9 percent surplus. According … Read more

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Wichita, Kansas, will be hosting the American Forage and Grassland Council annual conference, Jan. 9 to 12, 2022. Over 300 scientists, students, land managers, and industry leaders will hear about the latest developments in technology advancing the field of forages in Kansas and throughout the U.S. Read more

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Nebraska—In the Nov. 4 report, compared to last week, hay sales in the eastern and central areas of the state sold steady. Alfalfa sales in the western areas sold $5 higher. Demand was moderate in the east and central with good demand for hay in the western areas. Light to moderate snow or rain in some areas of the state Nov. 1 has slowed fall harvest to a crawl or completely stopped. With warmer weather on the horizon farmers should be in the field later this week. Quite a lot of talk on baling cornstalks across the state when the fields dry. Next available report will be Nov. 18. Read more

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Colorado—In the Nov. 4 report, compared to last week, trade activity moderate on good demand for horse hay. Horse hay sold steady to firm this period. Trade activity light on good demand for ranch hay. Trade inactive on all other hay markets. Along the southern Front Range, above-normal temperatures and below-normal precipitation resulted in further degradation, as evaporative demand has remained high, exacerbated by high winds Read more

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Hay market prices steady for alfalfa and grass hay and trades remained steady, although inquiries picked up, according to the Kansas Department of Agriculture-USDA Market News Service, Nov. 9. Read more

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Hay market prices remain steady for alfalfa and grass hay, and trades remained steady, according to the Kansas Department of Agriculture-USDA Market News Service, Nov. 2. Read more

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Colorado—In the Oct. 28 report, compared to last week, trade activity moderate on good demand for horse hay. Horse hay sold steady to 50 cents higher this period. Trade activity was light on good demand for ranch hay. Trade inactive on all other hay markets. According to the NASS Colorado Crop Progress Report for the week ending Oct. 24, fourth cutting alfalfa harvested is 85 percent complete. Stored feed supplies were rated 2 percent very short, 17 percent short, 64 percent adequate, an… Read more

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If you’ve ever moved from one location in the US to another, you may know that different regions have different “hardiness zones” for outdoor plants. So, if you live in the south, and want to bring a prized rose bush when you move to a northern state, it most likely won’t survive. Read more

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Ways to improve cattle health and reproduction are features of a Beef and Forages Field Day on Oct. 29 at the University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture’s Southwest Research and Extension Center in Hope. Read more

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Hay market prices remain steady for alfalfa and grass hay while trades picked up a bit, according to the Kansas Department of Agriculture-USDA Market News Service, Oct. 19 Read more

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Nebraska—In the Oct. 14 report, compared to last week, reported forages sold steady. Demand was moderate to good. Cornstalk and bean stubble residue along with cattails or rushes are getting baled throughout the fall. Anything that can baled will be, and it will be blended back into a feed ration for livestock. Read more

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Hay market prices remain steady for alfalfa and grass hay while movement and demand remain light, according to the Kansas Department of Agriculture-USDA Market News Service, Oct. 12. Read more

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Colorado—In the Oct. 7 report, compared to last week, trade activity light to moderate on good demand for horse hay. Horse hay sold steady this period. Trade activity moderate on ranch dairy hay moving out of the state. Trade inactive on all other hay markets. According to the U.S. Drought Monitor’s High Plains Summary for October 5, 2021,those areas that have been in long-term drought will continue to see challenges to pasture and rangeland conditions as well as available forage. Hay st… Read more

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Colorado—In the Sept. 30 report, compared to last week, trade activity moderate on good demand for horse hay. Horse hay sold steady this period. Trade activity moderate on dairy hay. Trade inactive on all other hay markets. According to the U.S. Drought Monitor’s two week comparison of Colorado, northeastern Colorado saw increasing D0-D2 drought as dry conditions persist. According to the NASS Colorado Crop Progress Report for the week ending Sept. 26, third cutting alfalfa harvested is … Read more

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Colorado—In the Sept. 23 report, compared to last week, trade activity moderate on good demand for horse hay. Horse hay sold steady to .75 cents per bale higher this period. Trade inactive on all other hay markets. Drought conditions continue to persist. According to the NASS Colorado Crop Progress Report for the week ending Sept. 19, third cutting alfalfa harvested is 81 percent complete, and fourth cutting 25 percent complete. Corn harvested for silage is at 69 percent complete. Stored… Read more

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Colorado—In the Sept. 16 report, compared to last week, trade activity light to moderate on good demand for horse hay and retail hay. Trade activity light on good demand for feedlot hay, inactive on dairy hay. Corn silage harvest is in full swing across the state. Sorghum sudan grass is mostly baled up and farmers are feeling out the market. According to the NASS Colorado Crop Progress Report for the week ending Sept. 12, third cutting alfalfa harvested is 72 percent complete, and fourth… Read more

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Handling grazing rangelands can be complicated, especially with the wide variety of rangeland types and plant populations. David Kraft, rangeland management specialist at Kansas Grazing Lands Coalition, spoke recently about this topic at High Plains Journal’s Cattle U & Trade Show, July 29 to 30, in Dodge City, Kansas. Read more

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Besides limiting forage production, dry weather can create another problem for producers to deal with, nitrate toxicity. With drought stricken areas of the state receiving some much needed moisture lately, does the risk of nitrate poisoning go away? Read more

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Colorado—In the Sept. 9 report, compared to last week, trade activity light to moderate on good demand for horse hay and retail hay. Trade inactive on dairy and feedlot hay. Corn silage harvest has begun on the eastern plains. Southeast Colorado farmers are wrapping up third cutting alfalfa and sorghum sudan harvest. Third cutting alfalfa is underway in the San Luis Valley. Prices steady on all classes of hay. According to the NASS Colorado Crop Progress Report for the week ending Sept. … Read more

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Colorado—In the Sept. 2 report, compared to last week, trade activity moderate on good demand. Prices steady on all classes of hay. Small squares of horse hay made up the bulk of activity on the market this week. Growers across the state are expecting sales to increase after Labor Day but are holding out for higher prices. According to the U.S. Drought Monitor’s two week comparison of Colorado, west central and northwestern Colorado continue to see drought category improvement as D3 and … Read more

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Colorado—In the Aug. 26 report, compared to last week, trade activity moderate on good demand. Small squares of horse quality hay in the southern regions of the state bringing $10 to $12 per bale. Yields in the mountains and northwest Colorado areas are better this year, but still below average. Weather in southeast Colorado has been hot and dry, contributing to the growing demand on hay and firm pricing for horse and ranch quality hay. Hay production in the Wet Mountain Valley is approx… Read more

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Hay market prices steady for alfalfa and grass hay, according to the Kansas Department of Agriculture-USDA Market News Service, Aug. 31. Read more

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Colorado—In the Aug. 19 report, compared to last week, trade activity light on good demand. Small squares of horse quality hay sold mostly steady. Few sales of large squares to cow-calf operations on firm prices. According to the U.S. Drought Monitor’s two week comparison of Colorado, very little change in drought classification was observed in the western half of the state, while DO and D1 classifications have started moving in to the northeastern counties to now include Morgan, Weld, A… Read more

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Hay market prices remain mostly steady for alfalfa and grass hay, according to the Kansas Department of Agriculture-USDA Market News Service, Aug. 24. Read more

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When it comes to precision agriculture, technology is often front of mind. But when planting or selecting cover crops to graze, tech often goes out the window for growers over word of mouth. Jaymelynn Farney, associate professor at Kansas State University, said during the Feed and Forage sector of the 2021 Kansas Ag Summit that there are quite a few “really good tools out there” to help make cover crop planting decisions, especially if grazing livestock is in the cards. Read more

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South Dakota—In the Aug. 13 report, compared to last week, all classes of hay remain firm. Very good demand remains for all classes and types of hay. Producers that were making their third cutting of alfalfa had to contend with high dew points and poor curing conditions this week, rain was not widespread however. More hot weather in the forecast for the weekend and start of the week but cooler weather and rain later next week. Cattle producers continue to sell down their herds to match their forage supplies. Read more

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Hay market prices remain mostly steady for both alfalfa and grass hay, according to the Kansas Department of Agriculture-USDA Market News Service, Aug. 16. Read more

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Colorado—In the Aug. 5 report, compared to last week, trade activity and demand good on horse hay, moderate on good demand for feedlot and dairy hay. According to the USDA NASS Colorado Crop Progress report for week ending Aug. 1, the second cutting of alfalfa is 67% harvested, third cutting 8% harvested with stored feed supplies rated 13% very short, 27% short, 47% adequate, and 13% surplus. Read more

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The Montana Department of Agriculture is reminding agricultural producers of the availability of the Hay Hotline, an online tool that connects those interested in buying, selling, or donating hay or pasture. Read more

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Colorado—In the July 29 report, compared to last week, trade activity and demand good on horse hay, moderate on good demand for feedlot and dairy hay. Recent rains in the southwest and San Luis Valley has improved drought classifications. Northwest Colorado remains mostly in the D4 drought classification according to the U.S. Drought Monitor. Forecasted rain this coming weekend will be scattered across the state. According to the USDA NASS Colorado Crop Progress report for week ending Ju… Read more

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