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Directory helps farmers hunt for hay

Posted on Thursday, November 3, 2016 at 10:09 am

11-03-16 hay-shortage 01The Tennessee Hay Directory is a valuable resource for people who want to buy or sell hay.

Many areas of Tennessee are currently affected by lack of rain or drought. As a result, many farmers and livestock owners have been forced to feed hay earlier than expected. Early demand can create a challenge when sourcing hay for the winter.

The Tennessee Hay Directory provides information on hay for sale in Tennessee. The listings are arranged by county and include types of hay available and contact and delivery information. More than 60 producers are currently listed.

“With dry conditions persisting in Tennessee, pastures just can’t offer the nutrition livestock need,” Commissioner of Agriculture Jai Templeton said. “The Tennessee Hay Directory connects producers with consumers, easing the process of finding high quality hay close to home.”

The Tennessee Department of Agriculture and the Tennessee Farm Bureau Federation have partnered for more than sixteen years to offer this free service.

You will find the Hay Directory and more information at www.tn.gov/agriculture/article/ag-farms-hay.

The Tennessee Department of Agriculture supports producers and agribusinesses to build rural prosperity and increase farm income and industries. Agriculture is one of the top economic drivers in Tennessee, contributing more than $74.8 billion per year to the state’s economy and employing more than 349,000 citizens.

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