North Dakota needs feed assistance because of drought
North Dakota’s Ag Commissioner is reaching out to other states for drought assistance. Doug Goehring reached out to his counterparts Thursday, asking to spread the word about his state’s need for feed.
A hotline allows callers to report what they can provide whether it’s hay to sell, hay land to rent, or time and equipment to move hay. Goehring said many producers are also looking for farmers out of state who can dry lot or pasture their cattle.
Wisconsin Ag Secretary Ben Brancel says this is one more way farmers can help out their neighbors, even neighbors who are two states away. He says many Wisconsin farmers also need hay after parts of the state experienced significant alfalfa winterkill.
Drought is also impacting much of South Dakota, Minnesota, and Montana.
The North Dakota Hotline number is 701-425-8454. The University of Wisconsin-Extension operates a farmer-to-farmer website at http://farmertofarmer.uwex.edu to connect farmers with hay to buy or sell.
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