Donated hay being divided among Northern Plains ranchers
September 1, 2017
BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — State agriculture officials in the Northern Plains on Friday were starting the process of distributing tons of hay donated from around the country to help drought-plagued ranchers in the region.
It might be the last best chance for some ranchers in the Dakotas and Montana to obtain hay for the winter, with the nation's focus turning to helping hurricane-ravaged Texas. Texas Agriculture Commissioner Sid Miller on Thursday put out a call for donations to a state agriculture relief fund, saying producers have been "devastated by this historic storm."
On the flip side, t...