Hay and certain forage supply may be short in 2002 with the early cold and continued dry growing conditions. This first cutting of alfalfa and alfalfa-grass harvest appears to be much below average yield potential. Emergency hay crops to consider include sudangrass, sorghum, sorghum x sudan hybrids, and millets. Planting dates for crops such as hay millets, sudangrass, sorghum, sorghum x sudan is mid to late June. These crops are warm season grasses and develop rapidly under warm, moist conditions.