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Looks like it’s going to be a short hay crop?
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paul the original
Posted 5/12/2019 23:49 (#7494170 - in reply to #7493475)
Subject: RE: Looks like it’s going to be a short hay crop?

southern MN
In this area we tend to make grass hay from waste land that is too wet to plant to row crops; they often dry out enough to make a somewhat over ripe forest cutting and a real nice second cutting.

With the extreme wet weather for several years, and two springs that have been very late and very cold, all the hay is used up around here, alfalfa fields are beat up ugly, grass hay is deep under water.

I don’t know if the dairy folk have been replacing alfalfa fast enough to keep up with the drown outs and tracked up old fields from the past few years. It’s been ugly on those.

We are just greening up, mowing lawn for the first time, so no idea what a hay crop looks like yet, but it seems we are behind. Again.

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