NORTHEY: FARMERS ENCOURAGED TO UPDATE IOWA HAY AND STRAW DIRECTORY LISTINGS
June 28th, 2011 by Ric Hanson
DES MOINES – Iowa Secretary of Agriculture Bill Northey today encouraged Iowa hay and straw producers to register or update their listing on the Iowa Hay and Straw Directory. The directory lists Iowa producers with hay and straw for sale, as well as organizations and businesses associated with promoting and marketing quality hay and straw.
“This directory is designed to help both buyers and sellers by listing Iowa growers that have hay and straw and straw available,” Northey said. “This directory has proven to be a valuable asset to Iowa farmers and encourage those that can use it to take full advantage of this resource.”
The listing is available to interested buyers throughout the nation, however only sellers from within Iowa can be included on the list.
Names are gathered throughout the year with added emphasis now that hay harvest has started. Sections within the Hay and Straw Directory include “Forage for Sale,” “Forage Auctions,” “Hay Associations,” “Forage Dealers,” “Hay Grinders” and “Custom Balers.”
Farmers interested in listing should visit the Department’s website at www.IowaAgriculture.gov. An application form can be found by going to the “Bureaus” link and then selecting “Agricultural Marketing.” Then click on “Hay & Straw Directory” link at the bottom of the page.