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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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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. Kraft said in Kansas there are typically three or four different types of rangelands, such as the tallgrass prairie, mid grass prairie, sandsage prairie and short gras… 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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Hay market prices remain mostly steady for alfalfa and steady for grass hay, according to the Kansas Department of Agriculture-USDA Market News Service, July 27. Read more

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Colorado—In the July 22 report, compared to last week, trade activity moderate on good demand. Hay prices firm in the droughted out regions of the state. According to the USDA NASS Colorado Crop Progress report for week ending July 18, the second cutting of alfalfa is 40% harvested with stored feed supplies rated 14% very short, 23% short, 50% adequate, and 13% surplus. Read more

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Colorado—In the July 15 report, compared to last week, trade activity moderate on good demand. According to the USDA NASS Colorado Crop Progress report for week ending July 11, the second cutting of alfalfa has begun and statewide, stored feed supplies were rated 3 percent very short, 20 percent short, 53 percent adequate, and 24 percent surplus. Read more

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Colorado—In the July 15 report, compared to last week, trade activity moderate on good demand. According to the USDA NASS Colorado Crop Progress report for week ending July 11, the second cutting of alfalfa has begun and statewide, stored feed supplies were rated 3 percent very short, 20 percent short, 53 percent adequate, and 24 percent surplus. Read more

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Colorado—In the July 1 report, compared to last week, trade activity moderate on good demand. Feedlots and dairies across the state are actively buying new crop hay. Buyers of horse quality hay continue to actively purchase first cutting hay of all types. Drought in southwest Colorado is going to limit many hay producers to one cutting, thus increasing seller ask prices. According to the USDA NASS Colorado Crop Progress report for week ending June 27, alfalfa hay first cutting harvested … Read more

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Hay market prices were steady for alfalfa and mostly steady for grass hay while demand remains good, according to the Kansas Department of Agriculture-USDA Market News Service, July 6. Read more

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For farming and ranching families, summertime often brings with it hay cutting. Knowing when to cut the hay is key for optimum nutrition, said the experts at the Kansas State University Beef Cattle Institute on a recent Cattle Chat podcast. Read more

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Colorado—In the June 24 report, compared to last week, trade activity moderate on good demand. New crop hay in northeast Colorado starting to move on firm prices. Buyer interest on horse quality small squares is picking up, though trades are limited. According to the USDA NASS Colorado Crop Progress report for week ending June 20, alfalfa hay first cutting harvested is 79 percent, second cutting 1 percent. Stored feed supplies were rated 13 percent very short, 22 percent short, 59 percen… Read more

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Hay market prices were steady across the board. Demand remains good for alfalfa, and folks are relieved that lots of hay is getting baled up, although most is going to the grinder hay market. Most producers report they have finished first cutting with good yield but have concerns for second cutting. The past week has seen relief from the blistering  plus degree temperatures we had two weeks ago, which expanded the abnormally dry conditions in Kansas. The cooler temps and the receipt of s… Read more

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Colorado—In the June 17 report, compared to last week, trade activity moderate on good demand with trades only in southeast and northeast Colorado. Southeast Colorado and the San Luis Valley are in the middle of first cutting. Growers are feeling out market prices for new crop with producers in the San Luis Valley expecting $250-$300 per ton and southeast growers aiming for $175 to $200 per ton. Southwest Colorado farmers are getting their first cutting put up with yields at less than ha… Read more

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Hay market prices were mostly steady across the board, on limited test, according to the Kansas Department of Agriculture-USDA Market News Service, June 22. Read more

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It is true the No. 1 alfalfa pest in Kansas has departed with the warm temperatures, but make no mistake: The alfalfa weevil will return and it will bring with it a ravenous appetite and spawn millions of offspring. Jeff Whitworth, associate professor of entomology at Kansas State University, and experts like him have been trying to control alfalfa weevils for 20 to 30 years. Read more

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Colorado—In the June 10 report, compared to last week, trade activity light on good demand for horse quality hay. Growers on the eastern plains are getting first cutting baled up this week. Drought conditions in the western third of the state continue to concern hay producers. Read more

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Colorado—In the June 3 report, compared to last week, trade activity light on good demand for stable quality hay in northeast Colorado. Trade inactive on feedlot and dairy hay. Read more

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Hay market prices were steady for alfalfa and grass hay. Demand remains good for alfalfa on a very limited supply. After a long, wet spell, hay is finally hitting the ground, which is good news for those that only had a week’s worth of inventory left. Folks have been busy swathing and are getting bales made, despite the rain and high humidity. Most will be grinder quality hay but at least there will be something to feed. Triticale is also being chopped and producers report it looks great… Read more

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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 May 27 report, compared to last week, trade activity light on good demand for stable and retail quality hay across the state. Trade inactive on feedlot and dairy hay. First cutting alfalfa and alfalfa/grass hay in northeast Colorado has begun. Weather permitting, hay should be baled this weekend. In southeast Colorado, reports of widespread ample rainfall has allowed some alfalfa producers 3 full days of ditch irrigation. Earliest expected alfalfa first cutting in that re… Read more

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Fertilizing warm-season grass is a practice some producers do, but one should consider forage needs, the value of the forage and fertilizer costs. Read more

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Colorado—In the May 20 report, compared to last week, trade activity light on good demand for stable and retail quality across the state. Trade activity very light on good demand for dairy hay. Hay producers are feeling out the market to get an idea of what first crop prices will start out at. Drought conditions east of I-25 saw much welcomed relief this past week with categories improving mostly by one classification. Alfalfa haylage production on the eastern plains will start in approx… Read more

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Hay market prices were mostly steady across the state and demand for all hay was light to moderate as cattle return to pastures, according to the Kansas Department of Agriculture-USDA Market News Service, May 11. Read more

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Colorado—In the May 13 report, compared to last week, trade activity light on good demand for stable hay in southeast and northeast Colorado. Trade inactive on all other hay markets. New crop contract pricing is getting offered in southern Colorado for multiple cuttings as severe drought conditions force end users to guarantee new crop hay supplies for their operations. Prices offered are firm. Read more

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Colorado—In the May 6 report, compared to last week, trade activity light to moderate on good demand for farm/ranch hay and stable hay. Dairy and feedlot hay trades minimal across the state. Prices steady on horse hay in the northeast region of Colorado. Prices also steady for farm/ranch hay fed to horses and cattle in southeast Colorado. Trade inactive in the San Luis Valley, southwest, mountains and northwest areas. Read more

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Hay market prices were mostly steady across the state and demand for all hay was light to moderate as cattle return to pastures, according to the Kansas Department of Agriculture-USDA Market News Service, May 11. Read more

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Hay market prices were mostly steady across the state, according to the Kansas Department of Agriculture-USDA Market News Service, May 4. Read more

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Colorado—In the April 27 report, compared to last week, trade inactive on dairy hay across the state. Trade activity light on good demand for feedlot and ranch hay. Trade activity light to moderate on good demand for stable and retail quality hay. In northeast Colorado, prices steady on horse hay with few forward contracts on ground and delivered alfalfa. Prices steady on retail hay in the mountains and northwest Colorado areas. Prices steady to firm in southeast Colorado on ranch and ho… Read more

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Hay market prices were steady across the state with demand light to moderate, according to the Kansas Department of Agriculture-USDA Market News Service, April 27. Read more

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