Thursday, May 13, 2010

This morning in Eagle


Steve Ritter photo
FIRST HAY OF THE SEASON CUT
by Steve Ritter

Eagle--In north Ada County, the first hay cutting is underway. The stand looks a little thin but given the cool temperatures we have been experiencing the site of the swather is a sure sign we have finally hit spring growing season.

This could be a big year for hay production according the USDA, Idaho's May 1 hay stocks totaled 775,000 tons, up 72 percent from May 1, 2009; while hay production during 2009 was down 1 percent from the previous year.

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