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Coffey County

Range & Forage Production

Alfalfa and Grass Hay is the third most valuable crop to the county being raised on 42,900 acres and serves largely to provide winter forage for the 43,000 head of cattle in the county.  Wheat is grown on about 20,000 acres with Grain Sorghum also being produced on a minimal number of  acres in the county.

ALERT – High Nitrates in Forages Potential  -  

Extreme drought conditions in many areas are greatly increasing the chance of nitrate accumulation in drought stressed forage crops harvested resulting in nitrate toxicity in animals when fed those feeds later this winter.   For more information producers can access the K-State publication pertaining to the harvest use and management of high nitrate feeds at the following link :



General Pubs & Field day / Annual Research Reports

Hay and Forage

Range and Pasture