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Hay market trade slow, according to the Kansas Department of Agriculture-USDA Market News Service, March 24. Prices nudged slightly higher for good grinding alfalfa and ground and delivered while lower quality grinding alfalfa stayed steady. Recent drops in the cattle, grain, and global mark…

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Colorado—According to the March 19 report, compared to last week, trade activity and demand light on feedlot and dairy hay. Hay producers in the south- west part of the state are experiencing difficulty find- ing trucks to haul hay as the oilfield continues to slow down. The price spread bet…

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Colorado—In the March 12 report, compared to last week, trade activity light on light to moderate demand. The price spread between dairy quality alfalfa and grinder hay continues to grow due to inventories.

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Hay market trade slow; alfalfa prices remain steady, according to the Kansas Department of Agriculture-USDA Market News Service, March 17.

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Colorado—In the March 5 report, compared to last week, trade activity light on light to moderate demand. The price spread between dairy quality alfalfa and grinder hay continues to grow due to inventories. 

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Hay market trade was slow; alfalfa prices remain steady, according to the Kansas Department of Agriculture-USDA Market News Service, March 10.

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Hay market trade remains slow to moderate; alfalfa prices remain steady, according to the Kansas Department of Agriculture-USDA Market News Service, March 3. 

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Colorado—In the Feb. 27 report, compared to last week, trade activity light on light to moderate demand. Much of the region was saw little or no precipitation. 

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Hay market trade slow to moderate; alfalfa prices remain steady, according to the Kansas Department of Agriculture-USDA Market News Service, Feb. 25. 

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Colorado—In the Feb. 20 report, compared to last week, trade activity light on moderate demand. The U.S Drought Monitor’s High Plains Summary shows the past 30-days have been drier than normal.

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Hay market trade is slow to moderate and alfalfa prices remain steady, according to the Kansas Department of Agriculture-USDA Market News Service, Feb. 18.

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Colorado—In the Feb. 13 report, compared to last week, trade activity light on moderate demand.

Iowa—In the Feb. 4 report, for the reporting period of Jan. 19 to Feb. 1, prices on alfalfa, alfalfa/grass and grass were fully steady to firm.

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Hay market trade remains slow; alfalfa prices remain mostly steady while grass hay prices weaken, according to the Kansas Department of Agriculture-USDA Market News Service, Feb. 11.

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Hay market trade is slow and prices remain steady, according to the Kansas Department of Agriculture-USDA Market News Service, Feb. 4. 

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Hay market trade is slow, prices remain steady, according to the Kansas Department of Agriculture-USDA Market News Service, Jan. 28.

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Hay market trade is slow, demand was slow, and prices remain steady, according to the Kansas Department of Agriculture-USDA Market News Service, Manhattan, Kansas, Jan. 21. Prices given on a per-ton basis unless otherwise noted.

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Colorado—On Jan. 9, compared to last week, hay trade activity and demand was light.

Iowa—On Jan. 7, prices on alfalfa, alfalfa/grass mix and grass was $15 to $25 per ton lower.

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Hay market trade is slow, demand was slow, and prices remain steady on limited test, according to the Kansas Department of Agriculture-USDA Market News Service, Jan. 14.

Producers are reporting that the mild winter seems to be a contributing factor for the sluggish hay market and indicate that there is a sufficient supply of grinding hay and round bales of prairie hay. Prices given on a per-ton basis, unless otherwise noted.

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Colorado—On Dec. 19, 2019 compared to last week, trade activity and demand light. The next available report will be Jan. 9.

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Hay market trade is slow, demand was slow, and prices remain steady on limited test, according to the Kansas Department of Agriculture-USDA Market News Service, Jan. 7.

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Hay market trade is slow to moderate, demand is slow to moderate, and prices remain steady and are expected to do so for the next several weeks, according the Kansas Department of Agriculture-USDA Market News Service, Dec. 24. 

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Due to the holidays, some reports will not update in the coming weeks. See notes with each state regarding next publish date.

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Hay market trade is moderate, demand was slow to moderate, prices remain steady and most producers have reported that there is still plenty of grinder hay out there. Winter finally arrived for much of the state on Sunday into Monday, with some areas topping nearly 12 inches of snow. The area…

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Colorado—Compared to last week, trade activity light and demand moderate. Much of the area continues to be dry, with abnormally dry ratings in south-central Nebraska, Kansas and eastern Colorado.

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Hay market trade is moderate, demand was slow to moderate, and prices remain steady, according to the Kansas Department of Agriculture-USDA Market News Service, Dec. 10.

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Colorado—Compared to last week, trade activity and demand moderate. According to the NASS Colorado Crop Progress Report for week ending Nov. 17, the fourth cutting alfalfa hay is 90 percent harvested. Stored feed supplies were rated 2% short, 82% adequate, and 16% surplus. Next available rep…

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Hay market trade is slow to moderate, demand was slow to moderate, and prices remain steady. Drought continues to plague the western regions of the state, according to the Kansas Department of Agriculture-USDA Market News Service, Nov. 26.

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Hay market trade is moderate, demand was slow to moderate, and prices remain steady, as hay producers continue to report that there has been an increase hay movement. Parts of Kansas could use some rain, according to the Kansas Department of Agriculture-USDA Market News Service, Nov. 19.

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Colorado—Compared to last week, trade activity and demand moderate. In southwest Colorado, high quality hay supplies of horse hay are dwindling while mid to low quality supplies are readily available. Trade activity is increasing in the San Luis Valley on dairy hay and retail hay.

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Colorado—Compared to last week, trade activity and demand moderate. In southwest Colorado, high quality hay supplies of horse hay are dwindling while mid to low quality supplies are readily available. Trade activity is increasing in the San Luis Valley on Dairy hay and retail hay.

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Hay market trade was slow, demand was slow, and prices remain steady. Supplies of high quality hay are being reported as short, but here seems to be plenty of grinder hay, according to the Kansas Department of Agriculture-USDA Market News Service, Nov. 5. Prices given on a per-ton basis, unl…

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Hay market trade was slow, demand was slow to moderate, and prices remain steady, according to the Kansas Department of Agriculture-USDA Market News Service, Oct. 29.

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Colorado—Compared to last week, trade activity and demand light to moderate. Stored feed supplies were rated 3% short, 80% adequate, and 17% surplus with fourth cutting alfalfa progress at 57%.

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If you haven’t already noticed, High Plains Journal is changing some things up. We have decided to go to a new format for the hay market prices, and we hope this more graphic representation of the prices and trends will be a better use of space and help readers quickly find the prices they n…

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For the week ending Oct. 11, USDA's Agricultural Marketing Service reported the following state hay updates:

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Hay market trade was slow to moderate, demand was slow to moderate, and prices mostly steady, according to the Kansas Department of Agriculture-USDA Market News Service, Oct. 8. 

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Hay market trade was slow to moderate, demand was slow, and prices mostly steady, according to the Kansas Department of Agriculture-USDA Market News Service, Oct. 1.

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In Nebraska, Sept. 27, alfalfa and grass hay steady. Alfalfa pellets and ground and delivered hay steady. Demand was light to moderate in the central and eastern areas with good demand in the western side of the state. 

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Hay market trade was slow to moderate, demand was slow, and prices mostly steady, according to the Kansas Department of Agriculture-USDA Market News Service, Sept. 24. Prices given on a per-ton basis, unless otherwise noted.

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In Nebraska, Sept. 27, alfalfa and grass hay steady. Alfalfa pellets and ground and delivered hay steady. Demand was light to moderate in the central and eastern areas with good demand in the western side of the state.

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