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Store hay properly during winter months

December 13, 2013 in Uncategorized

BROOKINGS — In South Dakota, hay is the most common winter livestock feed option because it is less risky than the other available options said Karla Hernandez, SDSU Extension forages field specialist.

While it does require less planning, Hernan…continue reading on mitchellrepublic.com

Store hay properly during winter months

December 13, 2013 in Uncategorized

BROOKINGS — In South Dakota, hay is the most common winter livestock feed option because it is less risky than the other available options said Karla Hernandez, SDSU Extension forages field specialist.

While it does require less planning, Hernan…continue reading on mitchellrepublic.com

In time of need, a helping hand

July 11, 2013 in Worthington Daily Globe

WORTHINGTON On the south side of Olson Park Wednesday afternoon, four high school kids kept their balance as they stood on a hay rack waiting for small square bales of grass hay to eject from a hay baler. At one point, as they neared a photographer, they all paused to flex their muscles for the camera. Continue Reading

Low donations, high hay prices threaten Nokota horse

May 10, 2013 in The Dickinson Press

LINTON High hay prices caused by a prolonged drought and a sharp drop in donations have combined to threaten breeding herds for the Nokota horse, named the official state equine. Continue Reading

Shortage sparks new phenomenon: hay sales

March 2, 2013 in The Daily Republic

The dry summer and fall of 2012 left farmers and ranchers short of hay and other feed, so now they are buying it at a faster rate than many longtime farmers and ranchers can ever recall. Continue Reading

SD farmers, ranchers dealing with hay shortage

February 21, 2013 in The Daily Republic

The USDA says production of all dry hay in 2012 was down 9 percent to 120 million tons the lowest production level since 1964.
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SD tops in hay, report says

October 8, 2012 in The Daily Republic

Expert: Other states cutting acres for hay.
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State DOT asks farmers, ranchers to remove hay

September 10, 2012 in The Daily Republic

PIERRE (AP) The South Dakota Department of Transportation is asking farmers and ranchers to remove hay bales from the highway right of way.
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Hay shortage

August 2, 2012 in The Dickinson Press

The lack of a hay supply is leading to big headaches for farmers across southwest North Dakota. Continue Reading

150 acres of wheat lost in fire near Mott; fire crews across southwest ND busy responding

July 31, 2012 in The Dickinson Press

Dry conditions have led to a number of blazes in the region in the past few weeks and much of southwestern North Dakota was under Red Flag warnings Tuesday. Mott and the Medora area experienced first hand what the dry conditions can do on Tuesday. Continue Reading