Verified FBN Member (IN)
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What is a fair way or price on selling wheat straw out of the field? The buyer bales. Per ton or ?

Verified FBN Member (WA)

Keep your Straw! You cannot get enough monies to buy back all the nutrients they haul off

Verified FBN Member (WA)

It’s just too valuable in a dry land setting

Verified FBN Member (MT)

I’m a ways from you… but northern montana it was going for $100 a ton all of last fall and winter

Verified FBN Member (SK, CAN)

I bale the straw myself that I sell beachside I want it baled right away after we combine. And not left till spring. Which I had happen once

Verified FBN Member (MI)

I let my employee's son bale and move everything and he keeps half for himself. For hay, he keeps 2/3 because he also mows and rakes.

Verified FBN Member (SK, CAN)

Many studies have shown that unless you are getting significant cash for the straw you are better to keep it, as Mr Miller said already. Having said that you can sell it by the acre or by the ton or by the bale. Any way you slice it you won’t get what the nitrogen will end up costing you to replace.

Verified FBN Member (SK, CAN)

The cattle rancher and feedlot buy a lot of your corn, barley and wheat to feed their cattle. To refuse to sell any straw to these hard working farmers is biting the hand that helps feed us grain farmers. If there is no meat production in the world grain price would be very cheap. We have to support each other as farmers not only think about ourselves.

Verified FBN Member (IN)

Thank you to everyone who responded to my question. I have a much better idea now what to do. Thanks again Chris

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