The Evolving History of the Agricultural Silo: Hay Storage in the New World

The practice of hay harvesting and storage has changed with improving technology, with the process especially revolutionized by the invention of the silo.

Hay Bales
Hay bales in white plastic wrap, near Schenevus, Otsego County. Large, cylindrical hay bales wrapped in plastic dot farmers' fields like giant marshmallows.
Photo by Cornell University Press