EQUIPMENT NEWS
Russ Quinn DTN Staff Reporter
Mon Jul 28, 2014 10:41 AM CDT

Looking at it as a sporting event, mid-July is the halftime of the hay baling season in most of the Corn Belt. A couple cuttings of alfalfa are probably already made and, if the moisture is there, perhaps a couple more cuttings are still to be done.

And even if there are not two cuttings of alfalfa on-deck (yet another sports-related cliche), there is brome grass hay and some oat hay being cut this time of year as well. Some may even bale corn and/or soybean stubble in the fall after harvest is completed.

On my family's small eastern Nebraska ...

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