Hay Moves East, Still More Needed

After a very dry growing season, farmers in eastern Canada are hurting for hay. Western Canadian farmers know all to well what that’s like, having experienced a similar situation in 2002.

Farmers, private companies and governments have come together to form Hay East — a program to send much-needed forage from the west to the east. Cash donations as well as government support has rolled in, but more hay is needed — over 60,000 bales have been requested. Farmers in need are reminded to apply to the program.

According to the Ontario government’s page, governments will provide, on a cost-shared basis, up to $500,000 for transportation costs to help move donated hay to Ontario farms through HayEast, and will also match, on a cost-shared basis, monetary donations made to HayEast up to $2.5 million.

For more information on how to help or how to apply for hay, click here.

One thought on “Hay Moves East, Still More Needed

  1. We loaded 30 bales with the real ice road truckers today and nearln8 more semis earlier this week. Trucks will be arriving throughout the long weekend in Ontario. All thanks to Bert at Bert’s Trucking

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