Oregon hay stocks are down 17% from 2012.
Oregon was at 230,000 tons, down 17 percent from 2012 and 18 percent from 2011.
Nationally, all hay stored on farms totaled 14.2 million tons, down 34 percent from a year ago. This is the lowest May 1 stock level on record, NASS said. Last year's historic drought led to a substantial decrease in hay production and therefore beginning stocks for many states, NASS said.
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