Unexpected storm dampens hay harvest

Just when conditions looked good for cutting hay, a thunderstorm passed through the Rogue Valley Monday evening.

Hay growers found themselves scrambling to “get ‘er done” or wait a few days for things to dry out.

The never-ending hay-farmer-versus-nature routine is typically played out in two stanzas — late spring and fall — with irrigated alfalfa pastures sometimes rendering a third cut.

Source: Unexpected storm dampens hay harvest