In the next half century, scientists are predicting more extreme weather for Wyoming with bigger winter storms and hotter, dryer summers. That’s according to the latest National Climate Assessment out this month. Wyoming’s farmers and ranchers are skeptical about climate change, but some of them have been forced to adjust their methods of production.
The floods in Colorado could cause a spike in hay prices, which could be good and bad news for Wyoming ranchers.
Many Colorado ranchers lost their season’s hay supply in the deluges that swept across the eastern plains. And that means many Colorado ranchers will likely turn to Wyoming hay producers to feed their livestock through the winter, if they have livestock left to feed.
Brett Moline with the Wyoming Farm Bureau says this might cause the price of hay to rise on the market.