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 ...

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