North Dakota Agriculture Commissioner Doug Goehring said today he has activated the North Dakota Harvest Hotline.
The hotline helps match farmers with custom combiners.
Created in 1992 when adverse weather conditions led to a heavy demand for custom combining, the Harvest Hotline has been offered annually as a free service for farmers and combiners.
“Farmers who need custom combining and combiners looking for a job should call us at 701-425-8454,” Goehring said in a statement released by his office. “Your name and information will be entered into the Harvest Hotline database to be matched up with other callers.”
Goehring said ag department employees will answer calls to the hotline weekdays from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Callers can also leave a message on evenings and weekends.
The service is free of charge.
A self-service Harvest Hotline map is also available again this year. Users can click on the map’s black icons to retrieve information about harvesters available in their area.