YARDMAX New 2-in-1 Chipper Shredder, May 2017 Hay Stocks Report: This Week’s Industry News

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YARDMAX New 2-in-1 Chipper Shredder
YARDMAX® announced that its new 2-in-1 Chipper Shredder will be available this summer. Features include a Briggs & Stratton Professional Series engine as standard – for no upcharge – and a 10:1 reduction ratio. This chipper is priced starting at $549. 

May 2017 Hay Stocks Report
Hay stocks on farms: All hay stored on United States farms as of May 1, 2017 totaled 24.4 million tons, down 3 percent from the previous May. Disappearance from December 1, 2016 ‑ May 1, 2017 totaled 71.4 million tons, compared with 69.9 million tons for the same period a year earlier. With the exception of Nevada, hay stocks in most western States are estimated lower than in 2016. The majority of the eastern States reported higher stocks compared to the previous year due to a mild winter with no need to extend supplemental feeding. The complete “Crop Production” report is available.