Hay Inventories High
Boise--The National Agriculture Statistics Service announced that May 1st hay inventories in the Pacific Northwest totaled 1,070,000 tons, up 65 percent from one year ago. Idaho reported 450,000 tons up 50 percent from May 1, 2008 and up 41 percent from 2007. Unsold hay on Washington farms totaled 350,000 tons the highest level since 2004. In Oregon hay inventories were 270,000 tons compared to 150,000 tons in 2008.