LYME, N.H. (AP) – While the weekend was dry and sunny, some New Hampshire farmers say recent weeks of wet weather could prompt a shortage of hay.

Dan Bailey of Lyme blames the loss of 30 acres of hay on a cold, rainy spring. He says he’ll have to spend $20,000 to $30,000 on grain to feed his cattle to make up for the loss of hay crop.

Bailey and other area farmers who rely on hay to feed their herds or sell it for extra cash are worried about what wet weather in July and August would do to them.

State Agriculture Commissioner Steve Taylor says all farmers are trying to recover from the tough, wet spring. He says an extended run of warm weather would dry out soggy fields and help farmers catch up.


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