Kansas Delegation Calls for Emergency Haying and Grazing
USAgNet - 03/20/2018
U.S. Senator Pat Roberts, chairman of the Senate Agriculture Committee; U.S. Senator Jerry Moran; and Congressman Roger Marshall sent a letter to U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue calling for emergency haying and grazing of Conservation
Reserve Program lands due to severe drought.
Governor Jeff Colyer has given a drought declaration to all 105 counties in Kansas. The U.S. Department of Agriculture has designated more than 24 counties primary natural disaster areas.
The U.S. Drought Monitor released Thursday found extreme drought conditions cover almost 20 percent of the state with severe drought covering 56 percent and moderate drought covering an additional 26 percent. The state is battling wildfires due to the dry
conditions and high winds.