The 2010 edition of the Colorado Hay Directory is available to the public at no cost.

“Hay is one of Colorado’s top crops, with nearly five million tons produced in 2009,” says Wendy White, marketing specialist for the Colorado Department of Agriculture. “The directory helps Colorado’s hay producers market their hay, and is an important resource for buyers across Colorado and the nation.”

The 24th edition features nearly 100 hay growers and brokers as well as companies that provide hay-related products and services. Categorized by region, each listing includes the type and amount of hay available, bale type and size, whether or not laboratory analysis is available, certified weed-free status and identifies organic hay.

The directory is published by the Colorado Department of Agriculture in cooperation with participating Colorado hay growers, the Colorado Hay and Forage Association, Colorado State University Extension, and with support from Ag Biz Solutions, LLC; Colorado Tanners, Inc.; Hutchison Incorporated; ProAG-Morris Industries; and Scimetrics Limited Corp.

It’s available online at www.coloradoagriculture.com. For more information or to request a copy, call the Colorado Department of Agriculture at 303-239-4115.