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In Nebraska compared to last week, all reported forages sold steady on a thin test. Demand was moderate to good in different areas of the state for small squares and large bales of hay, according to the USDA Market News Service, May 31. Prices given on a per-ton basis, unless otherwise noted. 

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Compared to last week, cash bids for wheat were mostly higher; corn, sorghum and soybeans were sharply higher, according to the Weekly National Grain Market Review, May 31.

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The USDA Market News Service, Greeley, Colo., in the closing grain report for June 4, reported in futures trading that Chicago July soft red winter wheat was $4.94 1/4 to $4.55 3/4, down 14 cents; July corn, $4.18 to $4.19 1/4, down 6 cents; and July soybeans, $8.74 3/4 to $8.76 3/4,down 5 cents.

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Hay market trade activity remains slow, demand is slow but there has been increasing inquiries from eastern states, while prices remain steady. Rains continued off and on over a good portion of the state, according to the Kansas Department of Agriculture-USDA Market News Service, June 4. Pri…

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In Nebraska, Compared to last week all reported forages sold steady. Demand was moderate for baled hay with very good demand for alfalfa pellets, according to the USDA Market News Service, May 24. Prices given on a per-ton basis unless otherwise noted.

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Hay market trade activity and demand remains very slow, while prices remain generally steady with a slight softening to old crop grinder hay. A few new crop sales have been received and on average are $10 to $20 lower than old crop, according to the Kansas Department of Agriculture-USDA Mark…

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A Kansas State University range management scientist said the state’s landowners should be patting themselves on the back after a successful spring of prescribed pasture burning in the Flint Hills region.

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Josh Beam and Tony Hansen detailed a few ways to make the most out of bale settings when it comes to baling alfalfa. The pair from John Deere spoke at the Alfalfa U event in Dodge City, Kansas. Alfalfa U is sponsored by Alforex Seeds, John Deere and High Plains Journal.

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Hay market trade activity and demand remains very slow, while prices remain generally steady with a slight softening to old crop grinder hay, according to the Kansas Department of Agriculture-USDA Market News Service, May 14. Prices given on a per-ton basis, unless otherwise noted.

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In Nebraska, compared to last week all reported forages sold steady. Demand was moderate, instances good in some areas of the state, according to the USDA Market News Service, May 10. Prices are given on a per-ton basis, unless otherwise noted.

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In Nebraska, all reported forages sold steady. Demand was moderate. Some contacts reported there has been more willing sellers this week than people willing to buy, according to the USDA Market News Service, May 3. Prices given on per-ton basis, unless otherwise noted.

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Hay market trade activity and demand remains very slow, while prices remain steady, according the Kansas Department of Agriculture-USDA Market News Service, May 7. Prices given on a per-ton basis, unless otherwise noted. 

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In Nebraska, all reported forages sold steady. Demand was moderate to good. With the cold weather grass and alfalfa is slow to grow this spring and there has been some winter kill in area alfalfa fields, according to the USDA Market News Service, April 26. Prices given on per-ton basis, unle…

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In Kansas, hay market trade activity and demand remains very slow and prices remain steady with softer undertones, according to the Kansas Department of Agriculture-USDA Market News Service, April 30. Prices given on a per-ton basis, unless otherwise noted.

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In Nebraska, alfalfa and grass hay sold steady. Ground and delivered alfalfa steady to $10 lower, ground and delivered alfalfa mix hay sold steady, ground and delivered cornstalks sold steady to $5 lower, according to the USDA Market News Service, April 19. Prices given on per-ton basis, unl…

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In Kansas, hay market trade activity and demand remains very slow and prices remain steady. Much of the hay moving is previously contracted or spot loads, according to the Kansas Department of Agriculture-USDA Market News Service, April 23. Prices given on a per-ton basis, unless otherwise noted.

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Ranchers looking to sharpen their pasture and baleage management tactics can learn how on May 7 at the stored forage workshop being hosted by the Livestock and Forestry Research Station near Batesville.

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In Kansas, hay market trade activity and demand remains slow to moderate while prices remain steady, according to the Kansas Department of Agriculture-USDA Market News Service, April 16. Prices given on a per-ton basis, unless otherwise noted.

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In Nebraska, alfalfa hay fully steady. Grass hay steady. Ground and delivered forages steady. Demand was good, especially the last couple of days before the second round of the bomb cyclone that made its way across the state according to the USDA Market News Service, April 12. Prices given o…

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In Kansas, hay market trade activity is slow to moderate. Demand is light to moderate, and prices remain steady. Most of the hay moving are clean up loads or previously sold contracts, according to the Kansas Department of Agriculture-USDA Market News Service, April 9. Prices given on a per-…

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In Nebraska, alfalfa and grass hay sold steady. Sun-cured alfalfa pellets $10 higher. Ground and delivered mostly steady, with the western side of the state trading $3 higher, according to the USDA Market News Service, April 5. Prices given on per-ton basis, unless otherwise noted.

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In Nebraska, compared to last week alfalfa hay sold fully steady. Grass hay sold steady to $5 higher. Sun-cured alfalfa pellets steady. Ground and delivered hay fully steady, according to the USDA Market News Service, March 29. Prices given on per-ton basis, unless otherwise noted.

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In Kansas, hay market trade activity is light. Demand is moderate and prices have remained steady but there seems to be a softer undertone, according to the Kansas Department of Agriculture-USDA Market News Service, April 2. Prices given on a per-ton basis, unless otherwise noted.

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The start of the growing season will be here soon and it is time to finish up grazing and forage plans for the upcoming year. Rangeland and pasture production in 2018 was very good with many areas of the state seeing production 10 to 30% above average. This, of course, was the result of abun…

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In Nebraska, hay prices are fully steady. Demand was good with several contacts wondering how they are going to load and move hay with all of the excessive moisture across some of the state, according to the USDA Market News Service, March 22. Prices given on per-ton basis, unless otherwise noted.

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In Kansas, hay market trade activity is light to moderate. Demand is moderate and prices have remained steady for all hay types, according to the Kansas Department of Agriculture-USDA Market News Service, March 26, 2019. Prices given on a per-ton basis, unless otherwise noted.

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In Nebraska, hay prices are fully steady. Demand was good with several prospective buyers buzzing the phone lines trying to buy some hay to get them through till grass, according to the USDA Market News Service, March 15. Prices given on per-ton basis, unless otherwise noted.

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In Kansas, hay market trade activity is light to moderate. Demand is moderate and prices have remained steady for all hay types, according to the Kansas Department of Agriculture-USDA Market News Service, March 19. Prices given on a per-ton basis, unless otherwise noted.

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In Nebraska, alfalfa, grass hay and alfalfa pellets sold steady. Ground and delivered hay in the Platte Valley sold $10 higher, steady in the Panhandle, according to the USDA Market News Service, March 8. Prices given on per-ton basis, unless otherwise noted.

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In Kansas, hay market trade activity is light to moderate. Demand remains moderate and prices have remained steady for all hay types, according to the Kansas Department of Agriculture-USDA Market News Service, March 12. Prices given on a per-ton basis, unless otherwise noted.

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January, February, and early March always give us a fertilization window for our cool-season forage species. Except for 2019, that is. Mother Nature is working overtime this spring to keep fieldwork at bay, and that means that some of our brome and fescue hay fields or pastures have yet to r…

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In Kansas, hay market trade activity is light to moderate. Demand remains moderate to good as supplies are generally light, and prices have remained steady for all hay types, according to the Kansas Department of Agriculture-USDA Market News Service, March 5. Prices given on a per-ton basis,…

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In Nebraska, alfalfa sold unevenly steady. Grass hay sold steady. Sun-cured alfalfa pellets $10 higher. Ground and delivered hay steady to $15 higher, according to the USDA Market News Service, March 2. Prices given on per-ton basis, unless otherwise noted.

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Hay producers can learn how to grow forage and harvest quality hay at University of Missouri Extension’s Hay Production School, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. March 23, at the Schuyler County Community Center in Glenwood.

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In Kansas, hay market trade activity is light to moderate. Demand remains moderate to good as supplies are generally light. Prices, however, remained steady for all hay types, according to the Kansas Department of Agriculture-USDA Market News Service, Feb. 26. Prices given on a per-ton basis…

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In Nebraska, alfalfa hay sold steady to $5 higher. Sun-cured alfalfa pellets steady to $10 higher. Grass hay and ground and delivered hay steady, according to the USDA Market News Service, Feb. 22. Prices given on per-ton basis, unless otherwise noted.

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In Kansas, hay market trade activity is light to moderate. Demand remains moderate. Prices remain steady for all hay types. Hay movement has picked up only slightly, with the weather being the limiting factor, according to the Kansas Department of Agriculture-USDA Market News Service, Feb. 1…

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With a dose of moisture from Mother Nature alfalfa and forage producers may have a reason to be more optimistic as they look ahead to the 2019 production season.

Alexandre Caldeira Rocateli, a forage systems Extension specialist and assistant professor at Oklahoma State University, said, “If the favorable trend continues, we will have good amounts of soil water storage for a promising alfalfa crop and pastures.” 

However, Oklahoma weather is unpredictable where every promising season can turn to a challenging one in a matter of days, he cautions. Producers need only look back to 2018.

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In Nebraska, alfalfa hay, alfalfa hay, grass hay, ground and delivered hay and dehydrated pellets sold steady. Demand was light to moderate, instances good, according to the USDA Market News Service, Feb. 15. Prices given on per-ton basis, unless otherwise noted.

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On top of dealing with harsh winter weather in feeding cows, cattle farmers must guard against too much nitrate in poor-quality hay.

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In Kansas, hay market trade activity is light to moderate. Demand remains moderate to very good, especially for grinding alfalfa and good quality grass hay. Prices remain generally steady, according to the Kansas Department of Agriculture-USDA Market News Service, Feb. 12. Prices given on a …

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In Nebraska, alfalfa hay, grass hay, ground and delivered hay and dehydrated pellets sold steady. Demand was light to moderate, instances good. The bulk of the premium squares continue to go to out of state dairies or horse owners, according to the USDA Market News Service, Feb. 8. Prices gi…

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In Nebraska, alfalfa hay, grass hay, ground and delivered hay and dehydrated pellets sold mostly steady, according to the USDA Market News Service, Jan. 25. Prices given on per-ton basis, unless otherwise noted.

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In Kansas, hay market trade activity is light and movement remains slow. Hay has been sold but moving it remains an issue due to mud and wintry weather, according to the Kansas Department of Agriculture-USDA Market News Service, Jan. 29, 2019. Prices given on a per-ton basis, unless otherwis…

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In Nebraska, alfalfa hay, grass hay, ground and delivered hay and dehydrated pellets sold steady. Demand was moderate to good across the state, according to the USDA Market News Service, Jan. 18. Prices given on per-ton basis, unless otherwise noted.

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In Kansas, hay market trade activity is light. Demand has been moderate, especially from beef producers, although there seems to be more buyers than there is hay, according to the Kansas Department of Agriculture-USDA Market News Service, Jan. 22, 2019. Prices given on a per-ton basis, unles…

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