Livestock producers in both Ontario and Quebec are hurting for feed after a hot, dry summer stunted not only cash crops, but also pastures and hay fields. The Ontario Federation of Agriculture, Mennonite Disaster Services, the Quebec Farmers’ Association and several farmers involved in the 2002 campaign are asking for help from provincial and federal governments, transport companies and other partners to coordinate the movement of hay and to help shoulder the cost.
If you’d like to help, please contact the following, or visit www.hayeast2012.com:
• In Alberta – Lynn Jacobson, president, Wild Rose Agricultural Producers – 403-894-5208
• In Saskatchewan – Norm Hall, president, Agricultural Producers Association of Saskatchewan – 306-530-3886
• In Ontario – Mark Wales, president, Ontario Federation of Agriculture – 519-773- 6706