Goehring launches Drought Hotline interactive map


BISMARCK, N.D. – 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.

The map, available here, 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.

“The 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 possible.”

To 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.