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One reason your hay prices keep rising

Contrary Farmer Gene Logsdon highlights an alarming trend. The amount of hay going overseas is on a near straight-line trajectory. I once had a hay guy tell me his prices spiked because regional ranchers had exported their hay, which reduced our local supply, already under pressure from development. 

Overseas US hay sales 2007 through 2012

Read Gene Logsdon's full post on the true environmental and long-term costs of shipping out local hay.

Check out our photos of bringing in our own hay at Poudre River Stables.