The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) has awarded $668,456 to a team of University of Maine researchers studying new ways to reduce spoilage in high-moisture hay, and how spoilage processes differ in alfalfa relative to grass hays. The spoilage of stored hay bales is a costly issue for read more USDA NIFA awards $668K to UMaine researchers studying hay spoilage in alfalfa relative to grasses