N.D. – (Dustin Monke) - Due to the popularity and overwhelming
response to the North Dakota Department of Agriculture’s Drought
Hotline, Agriculture Commissioner Doug Goehring announced Thursday
the launch of an interactive online map designed to display the
information being gathered by the hotline.
map, available on the Department
of Agriculture website, details counties where producers have
called the hotline expressing a need for hay, as well as those with
hay to sell, pasture or hayland to rent, and individuals who are
available to move hay. North Dakotans and producers from nine other
states have contacted the department and are willing to sell hay or
rent pastureland to North Dakotans in need.
map is an effort to make the Drought Hotline information more easily
accessible to the public,” Goehring said. “We strongly encourage
anyone who fits the criteria of our hotline to continue communicating
with us so we can keep the map as accurate and up-to-date as
contact the Drought Hotline, call 701-425-8454 weekdays from 8 a.m.
to 5 p.m. Callers can also leave a message on evenings and weekends.
The service is free of charge. Individuals who contact the hotline
are asked to provide their name, contact information and what they
need or can provide.