A website where you can list or find listings of available hay in or near Wyoming. Click on 'Hay Exchange,' in the upper left corner, for an index of states and Canadian provinces.
The WDA may issue emergency fee waivers for oversize loads of hay being shipped due to drought conditions.
Learn about USDA disaster assistance programs that you might qualify for by completing five simple steps, and how to prepare for your visit to a USDA service center.
Notifications of states and counties receiving USDA Secretarial Disaster Declaration.
The Farm Service Agency serves farmers, ranchers, and agricultural partners through the delivery of effective, efficient agricultural programs. The agency offers farmers a strong safety net through the administration of farm commodity and disaster programs. The following are relevant USDA FSA assistance program -- use the USDA Disaster Assistance Tool to learn which program(s) you might qualify for to help inform conversations with your local USDA field office.
Emergency haying and grazing of CRP acres may be authorized to provide relief to livestock producers in areas affected by a severe drought or similar natural disater. Emergency haying and grazing status is reviewed and authorized each Thursday using the U.S. Drought Monitor (USDM). Counties are approved for emergency haying and grazing due to drought conditions on a county-by-county basis, when a county is designated as Severe Drought (D2) according to the USDM. An FSA County Committee may also initiate a request for emergency haying and grazing due to livestock emergency. Read the CRP Haying and Grazing Emergency and Non-Emergency Use factsheet (May 2021) to learn more about the program including eligible acres.
Visit the USDA FSA'S Emergency Haying and Grazing 'In the News' website for additional information including Maps and Tables showing counties approved for emergency haying and/or grazing. Important: Before haying and grazing CRP lands, contact your local USDA FSA Service Center and confirm whether your county remains eligible and/or obtain a modified conservation plan.
Provides emergency funding and technical assistance to agricultural producers to rehabilitate lands and conservation structures damaged by natural disasters and implement water conservation measures in periods of severe drought. Visit the ECP website or read the ECP factsheet to learn more about the program including eligibility and other details of this cost-share program.
Provides financial assistance for losses not covered by other disaster assistance programs. For example, losses resulting from the cost of transporting water to livestock due to an eligible drought. Visit the ELAP website or read the ELAP factsheet to learn more about the program including eligibility requirements and payment calculations, and 2018 Farm Bill Amendments.
Method used to transport water
The number of gallons of water transported
The number of eligible livestock to which water was transported
A natural disaster designation by he U.S. Secretary of Agriculture or the President of the U.S. is required. Agricultural producers who suffer qualifying losses directly caused by the disaster in a county declared or designated as a primary disaster ares -- or located in counties that are contiguous to the declared or designated area may qualify for Emergency loans. Visit the Emergency Loans website or read the Emergency Loans factsheet (August 2019) to learn more about loan uses, eligibility, and requirements.
Provides financial assistance to agricultural producers of non-insurable crops to protect against natural disasters, such as drought, that result in lower yields or crop losses, or prevents crop planting. Visit the NAP website or read the NAP factsheet (May 2020) to learn more about eligibility and how the program works -- including by when a notice of loss and application for payment must be submitted.
The NRCS delivers conservation solutions so agricultural producers can protect natural resources and feed a growing world.
Provides financial and technical assistance to agricultural producers to address natural resource concerns and deliver environmental benefits -- including mitigation against drought and increasing weather volatility.
A federal emergency recovery program that helps local communities and individual landowners recover after a natural disaster, such as wildfire. The program offers technical and financial assistance to help local communities relieve imminent threats to life and property caused by natural disasters (e.g., wildfires) that impair a watershed. The NRCS State Conservationist can declare a local watershed emergency and initiate EWP program assistance in cooperation with an eligible sponsor.
Serves America’s agricultural producers through effective, market-based risk management tools to strengthen the economic stability of agricultural producers and rural communities.
A Wyoming Department of Agriculture website with a variety of information to help care for, and assist in the well-being of Wyoming’s agricultural producers. Provided resources can help with stress management, financial challenges, interpersonal difficulties, legal issues, and many other needs producers may have.
This University of Wyoming Extension website provides information about coping with excessive stress -- including signs of chronic, prolonged stress. Several additional resources, such as The Personal Nature of Agriculture: Men Seeking Help, are included towards the bottom of the website.
Learn about mental health and substance use treatments for individuals.
Weather & Climate Information
The NWS provies weather forecasts, warnings of hazardous weather, and other weathere-related products to organizations and the public for the purposes of protection, safety, and general information. Click on' the + sign to the right for a list of the 5 NWS offices that serve the people of Wyoming.