NEWS
Hay vs. Prevented Planting
Cheryl Anderson DTN Staff Reporter
Thu Jul 3, 2014 10:36 AM CDT

DAVENPORT, Neb. (DTN) -- Farmers who are considering filing a prevented-planting claim may find that planting a late-season, emergency hay crop could net equal or greater returns.

Dwight Aakre, farm management specialist for the North Dakota State University Extension Service, told DTN that farmers may want to crunch the numbers to see if net income from an emergency hay crop might yield a better profit than a prevented-planting payment. With higher hay prices, the kind of crops farmers could plant late in the season might be a better deal.

Hay prices have been strong for several years, due to the ...

Quick View
  • Enlist Cotton Approved USDA has made its final decision to deregulate Dow AgroScience's Enlist cotton trait, which means...
  • Market Moves Weaning and preconditioning top the list of aggravating and expensive chores for most ranchers. C...
  • Ask The Mechanic Ask the Mechanic answers the question about how VW and German engineering was able to get by with...
  • Senior Partners - 4 Except for family sales, seller financing virtually vanished after the farm crisis of the 1980s w...
  • PNW Ag Hit by Historic Drought In addition to problems with the Northwestern wheat crop, cattle are also being adversely affecte...
  • RFS Deadline Nears With the deadline to file comments on the proposed Renewable Fuel Standard volumes to strike at m...
  • Woodbury: Farm Family Business Agendas don't always lead to immediate decisions, but can still cement your family unity.
  • Multi-Year Losses Spur Concern The recent price rally offered growers a welcome opportunity to price 2014 and 2015 crops, but it...
  • Ask the Vet The vet says my calf had Mannheimia. What is that?
Related News Stories
Right on Time