USDA hay stocks reports

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Iowa

All hay stored on Iowa farms on May 1, 2014 totaled 410,000 tons, up 41 percent from May 2013, according to the USDA National Agricultural Statistics Service Crop Production report. The last two years have been among the ten lowest on record. Disappearance from December 1, 2013 – May 1, 2014 totaled 2.34 million tons, compared with 1.55 million tons for the same period a year earlier.

Minnesota

All hay stored on Minnesota farms on May 1, 2014 totaled 440,000 tons, down 10 percent from a year ago. This is the lowest May 1 stocks level since records began in 1950, according to the USDA National Agricultural Statistics Service Crop Production report. Disappearance from December 1, 2013 – May 1, 2014 totaled 2.74 million tons, compared with 2.31 million tons for the same period a year earlier.