Compared to last week: Compared to last week: Hay prices steady to weak under light to moderate demand and trade activity. Much of the trade activity is centered on negotiating new-crop hay prices. Hay bailing is ongoing with some Coastal Bermuda fields still a week or two away from bailing. Scattered and isolated rain showers have been occurring around the state the past couple weeks with high winds and hail in the Panhandle. However, these rains are not enough to end the drought as nearly one-third of the state remains in extreme drought or worse with the Panhandle area being the driest. Prices for hay and pellets quoted per ton except where noted. . . .