The U.S. Drought Monitor officially shows most of South Dakota, some of North Dakota and Wisconsin as abnormally dry and about 90% of Minnesota is listed as a moderate drought. These areas are typically good markets for dairy quality hay coming out of Nebraska. With the current conditions, things could be aligning to be a strong market for us this year. The biggest problem though, is that the Drought Monitor shows two-thirds of Nebraska as abnormally dry. We need moisture!!
In addition to dry conditions, alfalfa producers are reporting some winter kill in northeastern Nebraska and army worms have been seen across the State.
There will be a Board meeting in Kearney on April 1st at the Ramada Inn beginning at 2 pm. Board meetings are open to all N.A.M.A. members and you are always encouraged to attend.
We would like to invite all forage producers to N.A.M.A.’s first Shop Talk. This is a program aimed at networking and sharing information pertaining to forages, in an informal setting. This Shop Talk will be April 2nd in Wilsonville, Nebraska at SR Farms. Brother’s Scott and Steve Rice will be hosting. Cargill, Klein’s Motor & Electric and Kearney Equipment will be sponsoring. Please join us beginning at 3:00 pm. Food and beverages will be provided.