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Ag Department lists tools for producers dealing with drought

As of July 21, Boone County (light brown) is in the moderate drought category along with all of Wheeler, Antelope and Madison counties. Portions of Greeley, Nance and Platte counties are also in moderate drought. Other surrounding areas with yellow shading are in the abnormally dry category.
As of July 21, Boone County (light brown) is in the moderate drought category along with all of Wheeler, Antelope and Madison counties. Portions of Greeley, Nance and Platte counties are also in moderate drought. Other surrounding areas with yellow shading are in the abnormally dry category.

Nebraska Department of Agriculture (NDA) is providing information to Nebraska’s farmers and ranchers in need of assistance due to prolonged dry conditions in the state.

Several counties in Nebraska are authorized for emergency haying or grazing on Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) acres.

The Nebraska Department of Transportation (NDOT) authorizes permitted haying of roadside rights-of-way. Permitted haying is allowed by abutting land owners until July 31, and open to the public for permitted haying beginning August 1.

Nebraska Department of Agriculture offers a resource for farmers and ranchers looking to buy or sell hay.

On July 18, Gov. Ricketts authorized the issuance of an Emergency Proclamation relating to fire retardant materials.

See complete story in the July, 26th Albion News print and E-edition