Oklahoma Water Resources Center

Reminder: Hay Sold from Fire Ant-Quarantined Counties Must Meet Guidelines

by Tom A. Royer and Justin Talley

With hay in high demand, it is important to remember that some counties in Oklahoma are infested with red imported fire ants and are under quarantine by the Oklahoma Department of Agriculture, Food and Forestry. That means that baled hay supplied from quarantined counties must meet certain conditions in order to sell and move them to non-quarantined counties. An industry alert provided by the USDA’s Animal Plant health Inspection Service provides answers to the most common questions regarding that quarantine. 

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