Farmers feel the pinch of tight hay supplies due to drought

Drought across the Great Plains is causing tight hay supplies.

Farmers say they are feeling the pinch in Nebraska and the Dakotas. They are using corn silage and forage like Sudan grass and crop residue for feed.

The Dakotas saw some good rains in April and May and even some snow. So for now, farmers are not too worried about having hay for the upcoming winter.


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