Growers are working hard across the Columbia Basin and Kittitas Valley to complete the 1st cutting Timothy harvest. As fields are baled and stacked we are optimistic about this years' harvest. The hay that was damaged by rain over the last weeks has been baled. As growers bale undamaged hay we are seeing some nice green hay. The unstable weather has brought its challenges this year for the Timothy harvest but we are excited about the inventory we are securing. We are confident that we will meet our customers' needs thanks to the efforts of our purchasing team and harvest crew. We have secured a great inventory under these difficult conditions. Over the next few weeks we will be working hard to get our volumes and grading complete. We appreciate everyone's patience as we finalize our volumes and finish grading in a couple of weeks. We will have a good inventory across all grades this year.
With 1st cutting Alfalfa harvest all but wrapped up throughout the West, growers are moving onto 2nd cutting harvest. Washington is part way through the second cutting with Utah following close behind. In Oregon, Christmas Valley is cutting this weekend and Klamath Falls will be finishing up.
The warm dry weather is good news for straw harvest as well. The grass straw crops look good in the fields. The first fields will be baled at the end of the week.
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