The final figures are not in yet, but HayEast estimates the federal and Ontario governments together contributed about $1 million to help cover the cost of transporting hay to livestock producers.
Farmers in Alberta and Saskatchewan were hoping to supply up to 50,000 bales of hay to central Canada.
A drought last summer devastated crops and pastures in parts of Ontario.
Mark Wales, president of the Ontario Federation of Agriculture, says they are grateful for the help.
Some corporations and people across the country also donated cash to help support the volunteer-run program.