Percent of U.S. alfalfa hay acreage in drought, 2011-22

This chart represents the percent of U.S. alfalfa hay acreage in drought

This figure uses data from the U.S. Drought Monitor and the National Drought Mitigation Center to characterize the percentage of land area planted in alfalfa hay experiencing differing levels of drought severity between January of 2011 and July of 2022. The data demonstrate that the during the summer of 2021 more than 50 percent of the land area planted in alfalfa hay experienced severe or worse drought conditions.


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