Nebraska Weed Free Forage Certification Program
Who Should Purchase and
Promote Certified Forage?
Producers and Consumers commited
to keeping private and public lands
free of noxious weeds.
Forage Buyers who transport forage
products across national, state, and
Hunters, sportsman, and outfitters
using livestock on federal, state or
private lands for hunting/fishing
and recreation excursions must
carry certified forage only.
State and Federal agencies which
feed livestock and wildlife on
federal, state or private lands or
initiate re-vegetation projects.
Where is Certified Forage Required?
Public and provincial lands that require Weed Free Forage
U.S. Forest Service
Bureau of Land Managment
National Parks and Monuments
Bureau of Reclamation
National Fish & Wildlife Refuges
The Nebraska Department of Roads is requiring certified weed
free forage on highway projects. Restrictions may apply to other
lands administered by provincial, county, state, or federal
agencies. Contact the County Weed Superintendent for current
How is Forage Certified?
in your county to make an
inspection prior to harvesting. Certification is based on a
thorough visual inspection. A "Certificate of Inspection" form
is issued to the producer/landowner if the crop meets the North
American Weed Managament Association requirements. The
forage certification includes surrounding ditches, fence rows,
roads, and easement, right-of-way or buffer zones surrounding
the outside edge of the crop.
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