HayEast receives additional funding
By OFA news release
Mar. 25, 2013, Guelph, ON - The Ontario government has committed up to $150,000 to the HayEast program. Along with private donations, HayEast will extend the program to June 1, 2013.
The new funding will cover transportation costs, providing available out-of-province hay to where it is needed most – to Ontario farmers affected by the summer 2012 drought. Many Ontario farmers are still in need of hay for their livestock, and the need will continue until pastures and the 2013 hay crop becomes available.
HayEast 2012 is a partnership involving farm organizations across Canada. The program is a follow-up to the HayWest program that saw thousands of eastern Canadian farmers send forages to Western Canada in 2002 to help alleviate the effects of that region's drought.
Private donations can still be made to HayEast 2012 at any Scotiabank branch across Canada or by visiting www.hayeast2012.ca.