N.D. Harvest Hotline comes onlineThe North Dakota Harvest Hotline is now activated for farmers who need combining services and for independent combiners looking for work.
By: Teri Finneman, The Jamestown Sun
The North Dakota Harvest Hotline is now activated for farmers who need combining services and for independent combiners looking for work.
In a statement, Agriculture Commissioner Doug Goehring said those interested can call (701) 328-2234 to have their name entered in the Harvest Hotline database and be matched with other callers. The service is free.
“We are already getting calls from both farmers and combiners,” Goehring said in the statement. “The harvest is running behind schedule and that’s putting a lot of pressure on producers and combiners to get the crops harvested quickly. The Harvest Hotline was created for this kind of situation.”
Goehring said North Dakota Department of Agriculture employees will answer calls to the hotline weekdays from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Evening and weekend callers can leave a message.
First used in 1992, when adverse weather conditions caused a heavy demand for custom combining, the Harvest Hotline has been offered annually as a free service for farmers and combiners.