The price of hay is down another $5 in December in the U.S., continuing its downward slide. Since September, hay prices have fallen from $176 to $159. The 27-month average for U.S. hay prices is $184, while the average for the year is only $178.75.

While states like Arizona and Utah saw no change in hay prices from November to December, others have seen large gains. Pennsylvania saw a $13 increase in hay prices in December and Kentucky saw prices increase $8.

Other states didn't fare so well. Idaho experienced a $19 drop in hay prices in December, after seeing a dramatic increase in prices in November. In New York, hay prices fell $14 to $137 from $151 in November.

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Hay Prices by U.S. & State
 
 
  United States 176.00 173.00 164.00 159.00 -5.00 Report
Prices Sep. Oct. Nov. Dec. Change Report
  Arizona 195.00 180.00 180.00 180.00 0.00 Report
  California 217.00 218.00 211.00 201.00 -10.00 Report
  Colorado 215.00 215.00 215.00 205.00 -10.00 Report
  Idaho 189.00 197.00 218.00 199.00 -19.00 Report
  Illinois 149.00 149.00 162.00 164.00 2.00 Report
  Iowa 140.00 131.00 144.00 133.00 -11.00 Report
  Kansas 149.00 148.00 140.00 139.00 -1.00 Report
  Kentucky 115.00 110.00 110.00 118.00 8.00 Report
  Michigan 158.00 146.00 166.00 159.00 -7.00 Report
  Minnesota 105.00 115.00 130.00 132.00 2.00 Report
  Missouri 84.00 86.00 87.00 86.00 -1.00 Report
  Montana 129.00 129.00 128.00 123.00 -5.00 Report
  Nebraska 102.00 93.00 91.00 94.00 3.00 Report
  Nevada 239.00 235.00 236.00 235.00 -1.00 Report
  New Mexico 245.00 240.00 234.00 229.00 -5.00 Report
  New York 194.00 163.00 151.00 137.00 -14.00 Report
  North Dakota 81.00 74.00 82.00 83.00 1.00 Report
  Ohio 138.00 140.00 146.00 141.00 -5.00 Report
  Oklahoma 124.00 129.00 152.00 147.00 -5.00 Report
  Oregon 219.00 227.00 223.00 213.00 -10.00 Report
  Pennsylvania 191.00 204.00 208.00 221.00 13.00 Report
  South Dakota 109.00 113.00 111.00 113.00 2.00 Report
  Texas 107.00 104.00 96.00 93.00 -3.00 Report
  Utah 205.00 200.00 185.00 185.00 0.00 Report
  Washington 219.00 219.00 216.00 213.00 -3.00 Report
  Wisconsin 138.00 136.00 157.00 150.00 -7.00 Report
  Wyoming 150.00 140.00 137.00 136.00 -1.00 Report