- Author: Steve Orloff
- Author: Daniel H Putnam
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“Firefighters Respond to Hay Fire Next to Santa Ana River" (November 2012)
One of the greatest fears of the hay grower is the possibility of rain or mold damage, which can easily drop the price of hay $50 per ton or more. However, this fear pales in comparison to the fear of a hay fire. Some hay fires result in million dollar losses or more.
Hay fires are all too common when stem and bale moisture is too high, and the bales haven't been adequately 'sweated' (when moisture and heat dispels from...