Farmers Hit Hard By Cool Spring
Not only is the cool west spring delaying or even postponing outdoor recreation activities it’s also causing havoc with southern Idaho farmers. The Times News reports today that because of the weather the first cutting of alfalfa hay has been delayed significantly. This not only delays the delivery of much needed livestock feed but it will push back subsequent cuttings of hay and could result in the loss of at least one cutting later this year. n It also raises the price to the buyers which so far is about $40 per ton higher than usual. Warmer weather is predicted this coming weekend but it’s probably too late to save a cutting for later. So far the first cutting of alfalfa hay in the Magic Valley is about two weeks behind normal and it’s even further behind in the Treasure Valley.