Farmers with hay or other forage for sale or pasture for lease can call the Nebraska Department of Agriculture to list those resources on the NDA's Hay Hotline. The hotline is designed to connect those who have hay and forage available with those in need of such resources.
"The hotline is available year-round, but with 90% of Nebraska facing a second season of drought, the need for hay and other forage for our livestock producers is great even now," says Greg Ibach, NDA director. "Some areas have received welcome rain, so hay production is picking up. Other areas have not been so fortunate. The hotline provides an easy way to connect those who have hay with those who are in need of hay."
Those looking to list hay, pasture or other forage on the hotline database, can call toll-free at 800-422-6692. NDA staff will request name, contact information and inventory details for the sellers list. NDA then makes the sellers list available to buyers on its website at www.nda.nebraska.gov, or via traditional mail if requested. Once buyers obtain the listing information, they are responsible for contacting sellers and arranging their own transactions.
Ibach says that both in-state and out-of-state hay, pasture and other forage listings are accepted on the hotline.
The listing is updated regularly, and once sellers no longer have hay for sale, they are encouraged to call NDA so the listing can be removed.