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Drought brings new need for Hay Directory

Colorado Department of Agriculture

Dry conditions throughout Colorado may force livestock producers to look for other sources of hay and pasture to help feed their animals this year. In response, the Colorado Department of Agriculture (CDA) is accepting listings for its annual Colorado Hay Directory to help connect hay producers and buyers as well as those with pasture land available for lease.

“If drought conditions continue, it’ll have a devastating impact on this year’s hay crop,” said Don Ament, commissioner of agriculture at the Department.

“Hay may be in short supply, so we wanted this year’s directory to list available pasture as well as hay producers statewide.”

There is a $20 per listing fee to be included in the directory, and the deadline is June 14. Forms are available at Colorado State University Cooperative Extension offices or by contacting the CDA. This free directory is offered in print and will be available on the Internet in August.

For information or to receive a listing form, contact the CDA Markets Division, (303) 239-4114, e-mail wendy.white@ag.state.co.us or visit the CDA’s Web site at http://www.ag.state.co.us.