The stories of a strong ranching community in Eastern Montana.
Helena, Mont. – Producers in Montana affected by drought and fire are now eligible to participate in the first ever hay lottery. Ag Community Relief, is organizing a large-scale hay donation convoy to North Dakota to aid producers in North Dakota, South Dakota and Montana. The first convoy of hay will be delivered in mid-August but more deliveries could arrive as the group continues to fundraise and seek donations and volunteers. The donated hay will be delivered to North Dakota State University (NDSU) in Fargo, N.D. Any other individuals or organizations willing to donate hay or trucking for the hay lottery should call the North Dakota Department of Agriculture’s Drought Hotline at 701-425-8454.
Wyoming’s largest agronomic crop is hay production. Hay production ranks 2nd only to beef cattle in terms of total production value in the Cowboy State. The Wyoming Hay & Forage Association was formed in 2016 to support, assist, and promote the high-quality hay produced in Wyoming reach its true markets. And, with the Wyoming state fair coming up in Douglas, the association is helping to organize the premier Wyoming hay show, to promote high-quality hay.
U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) provides tips and suggestions on pasture and grazing management for drought effected livestock producers.
Ashland Montana 1899.