- 3-23-21 – Annual Business Meeting (Springtime)
- 5-20-21 – The next Oregon Hay and Forage Association meeting will be Thursday, May 20, 2021 from 5:30 -7:30 PM via Zoom internet meeting. Mary and Shelby Filley will email you the Zoom address the week prior to the meeting.
- Next meeting TBA
- Fall of each year – Hay King Contest and Educational program TBA
2020-2021 Oregon Hay Directory
The 2020-2021 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 the dairies in Oregon and Washington, the Oregon Quarter Horse Association, all of the hay growers in Oregon, most of the equestrian facilities in Oregon, 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
As of January 1, 2020, you no longer need a hay hauling certificate! State statute 164.815—detailing the need for a transportation certificate when moving more than 20 bales of hay on a public highway—was repealed in the 2019 legislative session (Senate Bill 509), as suggested by Oregon Farm Bureau. Now you can take hay down the road, no document required.
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.