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10:36 am
Mon August 26, 2013

Hay Prices Stay High

Colorado ranchers won't be getting a break on hay prices despite recent rains.

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The U.S. Department of Agriculture says prices have increased about 54 percent in the last five years, from $6.50 a bale to $10 a bale.

According to the Denver Post, demand from states like Texas and Oklahoma is pushing hay prices up because ranchers in those states are buying up Colorado supplies at a premium.