Utah Department of Agriculture and Food

Weed Free Hay Certification

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Weed-Free Hay Growers List
List of Noxious Weeds in Utah

Read this document for full instructions on How Do I Certify My Hay as Weed-Free?

There is a growing demand for weed free forage in North America as a preventative program for the spread of noxious weeds. This program has developed a list of standards that should provide land managers assurance that noxious weeds will not be spread through the movement of forage.

What Forages can be Certified?green weed-free hay tag

  • Alfalfa hay
  • Grass hay
  • Alfalfa/grass mix hay
  • Forage pellets and/or cubes
  • Wheat or other grain hay
  • Straw bales

 

Utah complies with NIASMA standards for weed free forage.
In order to certify your hay as weed free, please contact your local UDAF Compliance Specialists.


Hay and Straw Weed Free Certification Fees

Certificate/Bulk loads of hay up to 10 loads $30.00
Hourly rate $28.00
If time involved is 1 hour or less $28.00
Charge for each hay tag $0.10
Citations, maximum per violation $500.00