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Those in need in the Willamette Valley may make request for bales donated to NWREC in Aurora.

The hay has been arriving at the North Willamette Research Extension Center in Aurora and those that need it are encouraged to arrange a pickup

The Oregon State Extension Service tabbed the Aurora facility as a donation and distribution site for the entire Willamette Valley. Farmers and ranchers who lost hay or pasture land and are in need of something to fill the void can get it at the NWREC.

COURTESY PHOTO: MIKE BONDI - Hay is unloaded and ready for distribution to those in need up and down the Willamatte Valley after the recent wildfires.

"About 50 tons of alfalfa/mixed grain hay arrived from Klamath Falls," said Director Mike Bondi. "This is a new shipment and not part of last week's plan. Everything is pretty fluid right now. This shipment is the large 8-foot rectangular bales. Another 10 tons or so of three-string bales are due this week, too.

Distribution has just begun. Those needing hay should make their request through the statewide OSU Extension Service survey link at bit.ly/3mSaUYa.

Do not call the NWREC directly.


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