Yes I’m new to the forum but I have been following this site for about a year and have found It very useful. I was reading a thread earlier and a pine straw discussion sparked some curiousity. I’d like to see some samples of the cost of pine straw from all around the country from you guys. Also availability and demand. I ask because I live in an area with an ambundance of straw. Quality long leaf straw. With that said I don’t understand the inflated cost we are paying at local retailers. It was nearly impossible to find this past year and was 4.50 a bale when you did. Luckily My family owns land I can rake from for my customers. I’m wandering if the dealers have found a better market elsewhere that justifies freight expenses. Any info y’all can provide will be greatly appreciated.