2014 In Review // Local: News, Sports Nat'l: News, Sports, Entertainment, Talkers | Top 20 Most Read Stories 

Local

DNR Offers Livestock Producers Emergency Haying

View Comments
(credit: CBS)

(credit: CBS)

Get Breaking News First

Receive News, Politics, and Entertainment Headlines Each Morning.
Sign Up
Today's Most Popular Video
  1. 1 Man Dies, Another Missing In Lake Superior
  2. Monticello Church Shares How Its Pay It Forward Challenge Went
  3. Nat'l Guardswoman Makes Difficult Choice To Leave Newborn For Kuwait
  4. 4 Things To Know For Dec. 24, 2014
  5. Consumer Reports Releases Annual Car Value Ranking

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources is offering emergency haying for livestock producers because of a hay shortage.

State wildlife managers have identified 922 acres on 43 wildlife management areas where emergency haying would benefit wildlife.

The state conservation lands are located in 22 Minnesota counties. Sites were identified where haying could be allowed and would help manage habitat conservation.

Only Minnesota farmers who need forage for their own livestock are eligible to cut hay in those areas.

Counties with potential sites include Blue Earth, Clearwater, Cottonwood, Faribault, Fillmore, Goodhue, Houston, Jackson, Kittson, Le Sueur, Marshall, Martin, McLeod, Mille Lacs, Nicollet, Olmsted, Otter Tail, Roseau, Sibley, Wabasha, Wilkin and Winona.

Farmers have until Aug. 9 to contact area wildlife managers about emergency haying opportunities.

(© Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

View Comments
blog comments powered by Disqus
Follow

Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.

Join 2,545 other followers