The Governors of Kansas and Texas suspended trucking restrictions over the weekend for trucks hauling hay and supplies to wildfire affected areas. Ranchers in the impacted areas are in need of hay and fencing supplies, along with animal care supplies for the livestock that survived the wildfires. The fires burnt more than a million acres last week in four states. Drovers Cattle Network reports some restrictions were lifted to allow efficient movement of the emergency supplies needed. Cattle losses are also well into the thousands across Texas, Oklahoma, Kansas and Colorado. There are many ways to help, including by contacting the Texas Department of Agriculture, the Oklahoma Cattlemen’s Association and the Kansas Livestock Association. Last year, during the Anderson Creek Fire in Kansas and Oklahoma, the Kansas Livestock Association received donations from 31 states and nearly every country in Kansas.
From the National Association of Farm Broadcasting news service.