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Maura Bennett Colorado Hay Report
by Maura Bennett, click here for bio

Program: Colorado Ag Today
Date: June 18, 2019

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Colorado Hay Report

After a short hiatus Heath Dewey is back with the Colorado Hay Report from the Greeley USDA Livestock Poultry and Grain Market News Office

Compared to last week, trade light on good demand.

Northeast Colorado Areas

CRP Grass Hay

Large Squares: Good 100.00.

Wheat Hay

Large Squares: Good 100.00.

Rye Hay

Large Squares: Good 100.00.

No reported quotes for all other classes of hay.

Southeast Colorado Areas

Alfalfa

Small Squares: Good 240.00-335.00 (7.80-10.00 per bale), Retail/Stable.

No reported quotes for all other classes of hay.

San Luis Valley Areas

No reported quotes for all other classes of hay.

Southwest Colorado Areas No reported quotes from all other classes of hay. Mountains and Northwest Colorado Areas No reported quotes for all other classes of hay.

Farmers are getting first cutting down across most of the state. Higher elevations are still 2 to 4 weeks from cutting due to unseasonably cold, wet weather.

The U.S Drought Monitor’s High Plains summary reports , some isolated shower activity (generally under an inch and a half accumulations) was observed this week in the eastern plains of Colorado, Montana, and Wyoming. Some areas of central Kansas and Nebraska saw accumulations ranging from 1 to 3 inches.

Meanwhile, Colorado Commissioner of Agriculture Kate Greenberg encourages state ag producers to check their eligibility for receiving FSA emergency loans after 28 Colorado counties were designated as primary natural disaster areas due to the two year drought.

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