DAVENPORT, Neb. (DTN) -- Alfalfa production in 2013 was fairly successful in light of the preceding year's drought and other challenges that growers dealt with the past year.
While 2013 helped rebuild hay supplies after the draw-down the drought created, there were a few challenges, Bruce Anderson, professor of agronomy at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, told DTN.
A cool, damp spring was the first obstacle growers faced, keeping growers out of fields and decreasing large yields typically expected from first cuttings. Also, some regions of the country continue in extended drought conditions that cut tonnage from the market, Anderson said.