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Rain Causes Problems For Hay And Livestock

Sacramento, CA — Rainy spring weather will affect production of California´s most widely grown field crop, and that could have a big impact on dairy farmers and other livestock owners.

Hay growers say they expect reduces yields because of all the rain. From the Central Valley floor to the Sierra high country, farmers report standing water in hay fields that can damage plant roots.

The extent of the damage isn´t yet known, but farmers say the nutrient content of the hay will likely be affected.

Written by Sabrina Sabbagh