The Montana Department of Agriculture’s Hay Hotline is an online portal where producers can donate, buy, or sell hay. Producers needing donated hay or producers wanting to donate hay can go to the portal using the links below and create a listing by selecting “Donation” from the “Forage Type” dropdown menu. Users can also search existing listings to see what is currently available.


If you have Forage
for sale click here
to Enter a New Listing


If you are looking
for Hay click here
to Search for Hay Listings


If you are looking
for Pasture click here
to Search for Pasture Listings


To check for pricing before you list your forage, visit the USDA Montana Weekly Hay Market page. Listing prices on the Hay Hotline vary or are not listed.



The Montana Department of Agriculture maintains this list as a service to the Agricultural industry and particularly to those in need of hay and those who have hay to supply. The department maintains this list and makes it available with the expectation that all buyers and sellers will treat each other in an equitable and lawful manner. The department makes no representations, express or implied as to the amount, kind or quality of hay listed or as to the character of the participants.


Hay Hotline FAQ

An alfalfa field in Montana.

There are four ways to get your listing on the Hay Hotline:

  1. Enter your listing online (click here to get started).
  2. Call (406) 444-2402.
  3. E-mail your information to agr@mt.gov.
  4. Fax your information to (406) 444-9442

Select the Search for Hay Listings option on the Hay Hotline page, then use the different search filters to find listings that suit your needs. Once you've found a hay source you believe may work for you, contact that producer directly using the contact information provided in each listing.

No, the service is entirely free of charge.

Donations can be listed on the Hay Hotline application: when adding your listing, simply select 'Donation' in the 'Forage Type' dropdown menu.


Ag News

Farm to Grocery: Meet the Buyers on March 23rd!

9 AM - 3 PM at the Great Northern Hotel in Helena, MT

Farm to Grocery: Meet the Buyers on March 23rd!

Are you a specialty crop producer, grocery store vendor, or interested community member? Join our convening to network and and discuss all things farm to grocery. How are purchasing agreements made? How is communication maintained? Will grocery stores require specific certifications, food safety practices, levels of insurance coverage, specific packaging etc.? What strategies can producers adopt to successfully market their crops to grocery stores? Learn the answers to these questions and more from our panelists, presenters, and fellow attendees.

Attendance is limited to the first 20 registrants. Registration is given on a first come, first served basis.

Click to learn more and register.

Public Meeting Notice: MT Alfalfa Seed Advisory Committee

Tuesday, February 18th in Billings

Public Meeting Notice: MT Alfalfa Seed Advisory Committee

The Montana Alflalfa Seed Advisory Committee will meet at 1:00 p.m. on Tuesday, February 18, 2020 at the Convention Center in Billings, MT.

Click to learn more about the Alfalfa Seed Advisory Committee.

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Public Meeting Notice: MT Hemp Advisory Committee

Conference Call: Tuesday, February 11, 2020

Public Meeting Notice: MT Hemp Advisory Committee

The Montana Hemp Advisory Committee will meet via conference call at 10:30 a.m. on Tuesday, February 11, 2020.

Conference Number: (406) 444-4647

Conference ID: 8877127#

Click to learn more about the MT Hemp Advisory Committee.

Agricultural Development & Marketing Bureau
Phone : (406) 444-2402
E-mail : agr@mt.gov
Fax : (406) 444-9442
P.O. Box 200201
Helena, MT 59620-0202