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Farmers with hay or other forage for sale or those in need of forage resources are encouraged to access a free Nebraska Department of Agriculture (NDA) database that works to connect buyers and sellers.
Those wishing to sell can call 800‑422‑6692 to request their information be added to the listing.  
Those wishing to purchase hay or other forage can access the list on-line at www.agr.ne.gov or may request a copy by calling NDA.  The list is free and is updated regularly.
Potential buyers can make contact with sellers through the listing and negotiate transactions.    Ibach also reminded producers of other potential forage options.
Gov. Dave Heineman has expanded roadside haying options by moving up the harvest start date in certain circumstances.  Anyone interested in roadside haying should contact the Nebraska Department of Roads or go on-line to www.roads.ne.gov/hay.
The United States Department of Agriculture’s Farm Service Agency (FSA) has made available emergency grazing or haying on Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) acres in qualified Nebraska counties.  
Anyone interested in this option must contact their local FSA office prior to conducting any grazing or haying activities.  
A map of approved counties can be found by visiting the Nebraska FSA web page.