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Kansas county hard hit by fires gets fencing funds


August 11, 2017

ASHLAND, Kan. (AP) — About five months after wildfires swept through Kansas, ranchers in the hardest-hit county have received the second installment of federal funds needed to replace thousands of miles of expensive fences destroyed in blazes.

Clark County ranchers will get about $18 million in federal funds for fencing lost when fires burned about 425,000 acres (171,995 hectares) in March. The county received half of the $18 million it requested shortly after the fire but the rest was delayed by budget shortfalls, The Hutchinson News reported .

Carla Wikoff, agriculture program specialis...

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