North Dakota ranchers hit by drought now have a new hotline they can call for help.
State Ag Commissioner Doug Goehring announced the hay hotline this week.

Cimmissioner Goehring says ranchers who need hay — or have hay to sell or pasture or hay land to rent — can call 701-425-8454.

Those who are available to move hay also are encouraged to call the hotline.

North Dakota Department of Agriculture employees will answer the hotline weekdays from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Callers also can leave a message on evenings and weekends.