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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

Governor Bullock Announces Support for Local Meat Processors, Small Businesses and Local Governments Across Montana

CARES Act funding will be used to put more Montana meat on shelves and reimburse local governments for COVID-19 related expenses

Governor Bullock Announces Support for Local Meat Processors, Small Businesses and Local Governments Across Montana

 

 

MONTANA – Governor Steve Bullock today announced funding through the federal CARES Act will be used to boost in-state processing and storage capacity for local meat processors, to provide additional financial assistance for small businesses, and to reimburse local governments for COVID-19 related expenses.

The Montana Meat Processing Infrastructure Grant is available to aid small and medium-sized meat processors responding to COVID-19 supply chain disruptions by supporting local meat processing infrastructure and capacity in Montana.

“These grants will boost processing and storage capacity. They’ll help Montana businesses put more Montana meat onto more shelves. Plus, an increase in in-state processing means more direct sales, and better, value-added markets for producers,” Governor Bullock said. “These investments will bolster Montana’s food security, making us stronger in response to the pandemic, as well as long into the future.”

Due to interruptions in national supply chains, meat processing capacity throughout the US has been significantly impacted. Supporting in-state meat processing infrastructure and capacity will provide alternative market channels for Montana’s cattle, hog and poultry producers. Examples of eligible expenses include equipment and infrastructure that increases processing and/or storage capacity, costs associated with becoming state or federally inspected, and other business adaptation and diversification activities. Total funding available through the program is $2,000,000, with a maximum award of $150,000. Applications are being accepted now at COVIDRELIEF.MT.GOV. The deadline to apply is July 2, 2020 at 5:00pm.

 

Public Meeting Notice: MT Wheat & Barley Committee Board Virtual Meeting

Wednesday, June 24th at 9:00 a.m.

Public Meeting Notice: MT Wheat & Barley Committee Board Virtual Meeting

The Montana Wheat and Barley Committee Summer Meeting will take place on a virtual meeting format, on Wednesday, June 24, 2020. The meeting will start at 9:00 a.m. on Tuesday, and last until 12:00 p.m. 

To receive call-in information please contact the MWBC office with and provide your email address. As always, the public is invited to participate virtually in the Montana Wheat and Barley Committee board meeting.

For more information, please visit https://wbc.agr.mt.gov/, call (406) 761-7732, or email wbc@mt.gov.

Documents to download

Public Meeting Notice: MT Pulse Crop Committee Zoom Conference Call

June 9th at 9:00 a.m.

Public Meeting Notice: MT Pulse Crop Committee Zoom Conference Call

The Montana Pulse Crop Committee will meet via Zoom teleconference at 9:00 a.m. on Tuesday, June 9th. For more information, please contact Weston Merrill, at (406) 444-3407.

Zoom Meeting Information

To join by computer: https://zoom.us/j/91650348866 [zoom.us]

To join by phone: (877) 853-5247; Meeting ID: 916 5034 8866

Click to learn more about the Montana Pulse Crop Committee.

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