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Iowa Hay Stocks Down 4 Percent from 2018
Iowa Ag Connection - 05/13/2019

All hay stored on Iowa farms as of May 1, 2019, is estimated at 345,000 tons, a decrease of 4 percent from May 1, 2018, according to the latest USDA, National Agricultural Statistics Service -- Crop Production report. Disappearance from December 1, 2018, through May 1, 2019, totaled 1.72 million tons, compared with 1.92 million tons for the same period a year earlier.

All hay stored on United States farms, as of May 1, 2019, totaled 14.9 million tons, down 3 percent from a year ago. Disappearance from December 1, 2018-May 1, 2019, totaled 64.1 million tons, compared with 69.1 million tons for the same period a year earlier. This marks the lowest May 1 hay stocks since the drought of 2012 and the second lowest since records began in 1950.

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