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Feb 24th AM Live Ag Report

Friday, February 24, 2012

2012 is shaping up to be a good year for hay prices.

Market experts say prices should be strong by historical standards, even though they're expected to remain lower than at their peak in 2011.

First cuttings of supreme alfalfa are expected to sell between $230 and $255 per ton. But in Central California, that price is expected to go up as high as $270 a ton.

Exports and dairy woes are said to be responsible for balancing hay prices.

A Fresno State student is the winner of a national ag competition.

Tino Rossi, a freshman from Bakersfield, won the National Collegiate Discussion Meet in Michigan last weekend. The event is designed to encourage cooperation and communication while discussing ag issues.

In the final round, Rossi discussed social media strategies for connecting consumers with farmers and ranchers.

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