As July comes to an end, we are busy with harvest across the West coast. Anderson Hay is working hard to secure inventory and assign grades to hay.
The 1st cutting Timothy harvest has finished up throughout the Kittitas Valley and Columbia Basin. This has been a challenging Timothy harvest season. The unpredictable temperatures and rain showers were particularly difficult on growers as they tried to get their crop in. Our teams have been assembling inventory and working on grading. Thank you so much for your support and patience as we get our final volumes and grades established.
The Alfalfa harvest in Washington experienced the same weather challenges as Timothy. About 50% of the 2nd cutting Alfalfa crop has received rain. We continue to see showers fall in the middle of nice stretches of warm, dry weather.
Idaho has had wet weather as well. Growers delayed 2nd cutting as rain was threatening but have gotten back into full harvest mode. Some of the fields are mature but the growers are moving quickly to catch up.
The Oregon Alfalfa harvest is also in full swing. Growers in the Klamath Falls area are in the middle of 2nd cutting while the Christmas Valley growers work on finishing out their 1st cutting.
Straw harvest is back at full speed after some rain delays. Though the wet weather put a stop to harvest for a few days, there has been minimal damage to the quality of straw.
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