State offers farmers hay, forage help

jpatton1@herald-leader.comAugust 7, 2012 

Farmers looking for forage for their animals can turn to the Kentucky Department of Agriculture. The drought has dried up many pastures and hay fields; Western Kentucky is in extreme drought and Central Kentucky is in moderate drought.

"Many of our livestock producers are having to feed hay and other forages that normally would be set aside for winter," Agriculture Commissioner James Comer said.

Comer is reactivating the department's hay hotline to connect farmers who have hay to sell with those who need to buy. The hay hotline number is (502) 564-4983. To list hay to sell or to find forage in your county, go to and follow the links.

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