A website that enables Wisconsin farmers to help each other recover from this year’s drought is still going strong.
The Farmer to Farmer site launched in July, and so far, 10,000 tons of product such as hay, corn silage, and rye have been bought and sold on it. UW-Extension Chancellor Ray Cross helped create the site. He expects farmers to continue to use it for months to come, “This is not over, Its going to be sometime in the middle of the summer before we’re able to harvest new crops, and we don’t know what the weather will be like next summer.”
There are currently more than 100 listings of feed for sale on the Farmer To Farmer site. Cross says the website could live even after next year, and possibly evolve into a site that goes beyond the selling and buying of crops.