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OK, KS, TX Wildfires: Fix the Fence, Grow the Grass, Re-Stock Carefully – DTN

OK, KS, TX Wildfires: Fix the Fence, Grow the Grass, Re-Stock Carefully – DTN

👤By Russ Quinn DTN Staff Reporter 🕔Jun 2, 2017

 A simple framed print of a powerful message stands out on the wall of Jenny Giles Betschart and her family’s temporary home in their guest ranch house. “We survived because the fire in us burned brighter than the fire around

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Oklahoma and Kansas: Rain Helps Wildfire Recovery but Still a Host of Problems – DTN

Oklahoma and Kansas: Rain Helps Wildfire Recovery but Still a Host of Problems – DTN

👤By Russ Quinn, DTN Staff Reporter 🕔May 29, 2017

Ranchers whose rangeland was affected by wildfires this spring in southwestern Kansas and northwest Oklahoma are seeing the recovery process progress faster than many expected. Since March, moisture has increased. While the destructive fires burnt structures, animals and fences, there

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USDA Allows Fire Victims to Access Conservation Land for Grazing Livestock – DTN

USDA Allows Fire Victims to Access Conservation Land for Grazing Livestock – DTN

👤By Todd Neeley, DTN Staff Reporter 🕔Apr 5, 2017

The USDA will open conservation reserve program lands to emergency grazing in response to wildfires in parts of Kansas, Oklahoma and Texas in March, according to a news release Tuesday. In recent weeks farm communities across the Midwest have come

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Oklahoma: March 7 Wildfire Impacts Exceed $16M

Oklahoma: March 7 Wildfire Impacts Exceed $16M

👤By Donald Stotts, Oklahoma State University 🕔Mar 27, 2017

The numbers have been crunched: the March 7 wildfires that ravaged parts of Beaver, Harper and Woodward counties had an economic impact exceeding $16 million. “In Oklahoma, more than 310 thousand acres burned causing a wide variety of losses to

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Wildfires: USDA Has $6Mln for Farmers and Ranchers in Kansas, Oklahoma and Texas – DTN

Wildfires: USDA Has $6Mln for Farmers and Ranchers in Kansas, Oklahoma and Texas – DTN

👤By Chris Clayton DTN Ag Policy Editor 🕔Mar 23, 2017

USDA on Tuesday announced $6 million in conservation program funds has been set aside specifically for farmers and ranchers hit by wildfires in Kansas, Oklahoma and Texas.  The $6 million comes from the Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP). The funding

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Texas: Livestock Supply Points for Wildfire Donations Set Closing Dates

Texas: Livestock Supply Points for Wildfire Donations Set Closing Dates

👤By Kay Ledbetter, Texas AgriLife Extension 🕔Mar 20, 2017

The truckloads of hay have slowed, and producers affected by wildfires are beginning to get some perspective on the damage done and the path forward, so Livestock Supply Points in three counties will begin winding down, according to Texas A&M

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Texas: Ag Damages from Wildfire Estimated at About $21M

Texas: Ag Damages from Wildfire Estimated at About $21M

👤By Kay Ledbetter, Texas AgriLife Extension 🕔Mar 16, 2017

Early estimates of agricultural losses due to the recent wildfires are $21 million, but that could change as producers make final reports of their actual damages in the coming weeks, according to a Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service economist. “The

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Kansas Livestock: Caring for Cattle That Survived Devastating Wildfires

Kansas Livestock: Caring for Cattle That Survived Devastating Wildfires

👤By Randall Kowalik, Kansas State University 🕔Mar 15, 2017

Among those hit hard by last week’s wildfire outbreak are the surviving beef cattle. From mild surface burns to debilitating hoof injuries, ranchers and veterinarians are teaming up to render care and compassion. Last week’s outbreak of wildfires in Kansas

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Texas Livestock: Producers Affected in Wildfires Advised on Feeding Value of Donated Hay

Texas Livestock: Producers Affected in Wildfires Advised on Feeding Value of Donated Hay

👤By Kay Ledbetter, Texas AgriLife Extension 🕔Mar 14, 2017

Generous hay donations have arrived from a variety of areas in the wildfire relief effort as producers quickly worked to get feed in front of cattle left with little or nothing to graze. However, Dr. Ted McCollum, a Texas A&M

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Kansas: Moisture, Higher Temps Critical for Grasslands Recovery

Kansas: Moisture, Higher Temps Critical for Grasslands Recovery

👤By Pat Melgares, Kansas State University 🕔Mar 14, 2017

A Kansas State University expert says the region’s grasslands will need some moisture and higher temperatures to recover from wildfires that scorched an estimated 1 million acres in Colorado, Kansas, Oklahoma and Texas last week. This weekend’s temperatures may hit

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