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Measure hay quality and quantity for most efficient use

Kansas producers have been busy putting up silage and baling hay. Abundant rainfall in much of the state this year has made making hay challenging but also improved volume of hay supplies. Both of these factors, in addition to prices of other commodities, will influence how best to use these forages this year.

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Resource for understanding Unit Cost of Production

Cow/calf producers will forever remember the record profits of 2014. They may also vividly remember the "fall of the 2015 fall." Prices have quickly fallen off the last two weeks, this following a continual inching down during the months of July and August.


Jolley: Five minutes with Debbie Lyons-Blythe, M.Ab

Would you like to liven up your next gathering of people who eat food? Ag people, city folk, it doesn't matter, just so they eat real food on at least a semi-regular basis? Invite Debbie Lyons-Blythe to stop by and talk. If you check into her blog, Kids, Cows and Grass, you'll understand her calling as a rancher with a mission: explaining the joys of life in rural America.


Natural gas supply down

Henry Hub price reaches lowest level since July 2012. The Henry Hub spot price began the report week last Wednesday at $2.47/MMBtu, then dropped 21¢ by Friday to $2.26/MMBtu, the lowest Henry Hub spot price since July 2012. The price then rose to close at $2.46/MMBtu yesterday. Prices in most markets, except the Northeast, followed a similar pattern, ending down for the week, after reaching weekly lows on Friday. Chicago Citygate spot prices started at $2.56/MMBtu last Wednesday and closed yesterday at $2.46/MMBtu.


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