2018-2019 Oregon Hay Directory
The 2018-2019 Oregon Hay Directories are available. The hay directory is published by the Oregon Hay and Forage Association (Ph: 541-447-6228). The hay directories are sent out to most all of the dairies and some feed stores in Oregon, and northern California, as well as to OHFA producer and industry members. If you have not received a copy or want extras, call. If you would be interested in advertising in the next directory, please contact directory designer, Mary Hyde, 541 883-7456 or email@example.com.
Did you know hauling permits are needed for 20 bales or more in Oregon?
Would you please send this out to the OHFA email list. This is a law that has been on the books for decades. Just recently the state highway patrol stopped a person or two on the west side, and wanted to see their certificate to haul hay (20 bales or less – you must have this certificate, unless…). Please read this attachment, which is the form, to determine how it might affect your operation selling and transporting hay.
I had never run across this before and did not know a thing about it. One West side Extension Agent had contacted another West side agent who remembered the certificates, who then contacted me about it…….. no one has dealt with this for the last 25-30 or so years….
The original permit form was meant to be used by people transporting their own hay (owners), people who purchase hay (purchaser) or someone hauling (haulers) hay for others. According to the statute anyone hauling more than 20 bales needs a permit. Even someone hauling hay to another location such as moving hay on a road to cattle they feed. This is the reason for the three original categories as defined by ODA and ODOT. (Gene Pirelli) Here is the permit: HayHaulingCertificate
Here is the link to the statute:
What is Hay Worth?
Wondering what the price of hay is whether you are buying or selling? Especially if you are raising and selling hay, you may want to get in on the weekly call from USDA Market News Service, Moses Lake, WA. The C.O. hay market report can be freely accessed at the home page: http://www.ams.usda.gov/mnreports/ml_gr313.txt
or if you want to go directly to the page to check on all of the different state markets, go to this web site: http://www.ams.usda.gov/AMSv1.0/ams.fetchTemplateData.do?template=TemplateN&navID=MarketNewsAndTransportationData&leftNav=MarketNewsAndTransportationData&page=LSMarketNewsPageHay
Once you are signed up to participate in the hay market report if you would like to contribute to the report, someone from the office will call (or you can call) and inquire if you have sold hay, number of tons, for what price, what the quality is, etc. This information is then compiled weekly and put up on the Internet or is published in the Capital Press. The idea is if both seller and buyer know the market, then a true, free and fair market exists for all concerned. It also works if you want to buy hay and you are wondering where the market is at, when looking for hay to purchase. Contact phone number is (970) 353-9750.