According to NASS the amount of hay produced across the northwest dropped last year. All hay harvested in Washington totaled 640,000 acres, down 16% from 2018. Production totaled 2.45 million tons, down 11% from last year. Yield is estimated at 3.83 tons per acre, up 0.19 tons per acre from 2018.
In Oregon, all hay harvested totaled 970,000 acres, down 3% year over year. Production totaled 3.36 million tons, up 10% percent from a year ago. Yield is estimated at 3.47 tons per acre, up 0.41 tons from 2018.
All hay harvested in Idaho totaled 1.30 million acres, down 3% from 2018. All hay production totaled 5.11 million tons, up 2% from last year. Yield is estimated at 3.93 tons per acre, up 0.18 tons from 2018.
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