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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.

 

Disclaimer

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

Department of Treasury and Small Business Administration Release interim final rule on Paycheck Protection Program (PPP)

Agricultural Producers eligible to apply

Department of Treasury and Small Business Administration Release interim final rule on Paycheck Protection Program (PPP)

The Department of Treasury (Treasury) and Small Business Administration (SBA) released an interim final rule on the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) [home.treasury.gov]. Agricultural producers are eligible to participate in the program and should reach out to their bankers and/or agricultural lenders to apply immediately. While SBA still needs to confirm some administrative details, loans will be provided on a first-come, first-served basis and producers can get started on the application now.

Click to view the Interim Final Rule.

 

Governor Bullock to Bolster Food Security for Montana Families During Statewide COVID-19 Emergency

Actions will extend federal food assistance for more than 100,000 Montanans, increase food supply at food banks and streamline nutrition assistance for new mothers and children

Governor Bullock to Bolster Food Security for Montana Families During Statewide COVID-19 Emergency

MONTANA – Governor Steve Bullock today announced that in the coming days and weeks, he will extend federal food assistance to more than 100,000 Montanans, increase food supplies at emergency food pantries and food banks, and streamline nutrition assistance for new mothers and children. All of these changes are made available through flexibility and funding provided in the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act and will be implemented by the Montana Department of Public Health and Human Services.

“Montana families are already doing everything they can to make ends meet,” Governor Bullock said. “But hardworking Montana families have been forced to take on even greater challenges during the COVID-19 public health emergency. As we continue to do everything possible to protect Montanans from the spread of this virus, making sure children and families in our state don’t go hungry is a crucial priority.”

Montana Oilseed Advisory Committee Application Deadline Extended

Applications due April 30, 2020

Montana Oilseed Advisory Committee Application Deadline Extended

Helena, Mont. – The Montana Department of Agriculture (MDA) is seeking applications from growers interested in serving on an Oilseed Advisory Committee. The deadline for applications is April 30, 2020.

Click to view the application.

Documents to download


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