Ongoing drought conditions are supporting hay and forage prices. While eastern parts of Nebraska had a good first cutting of hay, subsequent cuttings have been less. Areas further west haven't fared so well. Sandhills meadows will likely average less production than last year and yields will be below long term averages. Annual forages harvested for hay will be down as well due to lack of moisture in June and July.
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