News — Export

Hay Exports to South Korea - USDA Misses the Mark

Hay Exports to South Korea - USDA Misses the Mark

Hay Kings is calling on the USDA FAS to issue a report discussing factors affecting demand for U.S. hay in the largest export destinations: China, Japan, South Korea, Taiwan, Saudi Arabia and the UAE. Additionally, the USDA AMS should recognize that exchange rates are always important to agricultural exports, market structures are complex and the hay industry is based on long-standing interpersonal relationships.

 


Grass Seed Straw Exports - Hopping!

Grass Seed Straw Exports - Hopping!

Grass seed straw exports from the Willamette Valley are hopping!

Hay Kings Weekly Newsletter - Mississippi River Shipping - Hay and Drought

Hay Kings Weekly Newsletter - Mississippi River Shipping - Hay and Drought

Hay Kings Podcast
Checkout the latest Hay Kings Podcast episodes:
HAY KINGS PODCAST: THINGS I WISH I KNEW STARTING A CUSTOM HAY OPERATION (S4:E10) →
HAY KINGS PODCAST: 2022 WORLD ALFALFA CONGRESS - DR. DAN PUTMAN (S4:E11) →
Low Water Mark
  • The Mississippi river is at it's 8th lowest level on record.
  • 550 miles of the lower Mississippi is under a low water advisory. 
  • Barge companies declare force majeure
  • What's going on with Shipping - Lower Mississippi River Closes 
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Hay Kings Weekly Update - Falling Container Rates

Hay Kings Weekly Update - Falling Container Rates

  • Exchange rates continue to dampen demand for agricultural exports. The yen is the weakest it has been, relative to the dollar, since 1998.

Trade Specs - Phase One and Timothy

Trade Specs - Phase One and Timothy

April 15 marks the deadline for the US and China  to finalize export protocols for forage projects.