Weed Free Forage
Alaska's Weed Free Forage program offers certification for forage and straw products. Straw and hay can be certified by an inspector who has attended training in the past five (5) years. The certified field must be inspected within 10 days of harvest, be free of the listed weed species and meet other minimum program standards.
Weed free forage and straw provide consumers the opportunity to help prevent the spread of weed species to places they visit or manage. Certified Weed Free Forage is also a value added product for farmers.
Straw Bedding for Dogs
Straw bedding travels with mushers on the trail
Current and potential markets for weed free forage and straw include:
- Manufacturing of erosion control materials
- Feed or bedding for pack animals
- Livestock owners concerned about introducing weeds onto their farm or land
For information on becoming a producer, buying WFF products, or becoming an inspector follow the links below. For other questions, please contact your local Soil and Water Conservation District or the Division of Agriculture.
Weed Free Forage Information
Weed Free Forage and Straw - Resources: