Its not critical here yet but hay is in short supply in our area due to TOO much rain. Farmers couldnt get it baled without it getting rained on I have a feeling though that things are going to be tough this winter for those here who havent already secured their hay for the winter.
"Farming looks mighty easy when your plow is a pencil, and you're a thousand miles from the corn field." --Dwight D Eisenhower
Hay shortage down here in Louisiana this year too. I'm not crazy about the quality of the local hay I've seen so have been getting better quality Bahia mix from Texas. Unbelievable what the prices are getting to - I saw an advertisement at the local feed store for bales of unspecified type "Grass Hay" for $12/bale!!!
I'm in central Ohio. Hay is not exactly short, but has 3x the price since spring. Partly the draught in our area and partly that much spring hay has left the state for other draught striken areas. Fortunately I still have green pasture---partly due to good pasture management and partly due to the week of rain that Sandy brought us.