Cool spring means Minnesota farmer won’t get 4 alfalfa cuttings

A dairy farmer in southeast Minnesota will harvest less hay this year because of a cool start to the growing season.

Deborah Mills of Lake City tells Brownfield they’re finishing the first cutting of alfalfa.

“We can do four, but because May was just such a stagnant growth month, we’re probably only going to go with three. But the first crop that we got had a lot of volume, so we’re really happy with it.”

She says the first crop benefited from adequate moisture.


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