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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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Texas: Wildfire Relief Hay Abundant at Livestock Supply Points

Texas: Wildfire Relief Hay Abundant at Livestock Supply Points

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

Somebody probably needs it worse – that may be the mentality of many producers who suffered damage from wildfires and are reluctant to come get hay from three Livestock Supply Points set up on their behalf. “Come get it or

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Kansans Help Neighbors Deal with Record-Setting Wildfires

Kansans Help Neighbors Deal with Record-Setting Wildfires

👤By Mary Lou Peter, Kansas State University 🕔Mar 9, 2017

Wind-whipped fires sped across large swaths of southern and western Kansas on Tuesday, killing an as-yet unknown number of livestock and wildlife, forcing the closure of numerous roads and highways, and evacuations in at least 10 communities. An Oklahoma truck

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Texas Livestock: Wildfires Take a Toll on Panhandle Producers

Texas Livestock: Wildfires Take a Toll on Panhandle Producers

👤By Kay Ledbetter, Texas AgriLife Extension 🕔Mar 8, 2017

Wind-whipped wildfires raced across the Texas Panhandle on March 6-7, leaving in their wake tragic human losses, as well as about 440,000 acres of charred land in eight counties, hundreds of miles of burned fences, and uncounted number of dead

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10 Million Acres of Wildfires Exhaust Forest Service Budget

10 Million Acres of Wildfires Exhaust Forest Service Budget

👤From USDA 🕔Jan 6, 2016

Since 2000, fire seasons have grown longer, and the frequency, size and severity of wildland fires has increased. The 2015 fires stretched across federal, state and private land with Alaska, California, Oregon and Washington being especially hard hit. Wildfires burned

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