Concern for Kansas Hay Growers

Bridon Cordage / April 15, 2014

Normally irrigation methods don’t start until cutting season, but extreme dry weather throughout Kansas has prompted some alfalfa growers to begin irrigating their fields.

After heavy snowfall in Kansas over the 2013–14 winter, it might seem surprising to be facing a drought. However, though there is some surface moisture, the frigid temps of this past winter prevented much subsoil moisture.

Steve Hessman, market reporter for the USDA-Kansas Department of Agriculture Market News in Dodge City has this to say about the conditions: “As long as it stays dry, you can expect prices to strengthen.”

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