Noxious Weed Free Forage & Mulch

NWFF&M Certification

There is a growing demand in North America for the use of certified noxious weed free forage and mulch as a preventative program to limit the spread of noxious weeds. This voluntary certification program is designed to assure that forage (straw, hay, cubes and pellets) and mulch sold with proper certification identification meets minimum standards designed to limit the spread of noxious weeds. Buyers are provided assurance that forage and mulch certified through this program meets these minimum standards.

Forage and mulch certified under the OSIA certification program with proper certification documents or markings attached will be eligible to be shipped into restricted areas in the United States and Canada where only forage and mulch certified under the Regional Forage Certification Standards can be used.


Wheat, Barley or Rye production in 2019

Bumb Farms
11094 West Co. Rd. 6, Alvada, OH 44802
Seneca Co.   (419)934-9336

Emens Enterprises
20230 Co. Rd. S., Alvordton, OH 43501
Williams Co.   (419)265-0032

Enterprise Hill Farm, Inc.
5264 Huber Road, Norwalk, OH 44857-9614 
Huron Co.   (419)668-0242   Fax: (419)663-2147

John Branstool Farm
2420 Debolt Rd. Utica, Ohio 43080
Knox Co. (614)315-5944

Needs Farms LLC
290 Baltimore Somerset Rd. NE, Baltimore, OH 43105
Knox Co. (740)490-5762

QM Straw
341 King Road, Martinsville, OH 45146
Clinton Co.   (937)685-2132   Fax: (937)685-2881

Straw For Sale Ohio, Inc.
2657 Election House Rd. NW, Lancaster, OH 43130
Fairfield Co.   (740)974-8112   Fax: (740)654-2925



We did not have any noxious weed free hay producers in 2019