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OKLAHOMA WILDFIRES BEING CONTAINED, RELIEF IS POURING IN FOR RANCHERS
Source: Oklahoma Farm Report

Good news from George Geissler of the Oklahoma Department of Ag- the Northwest Oklahoma Complex Fires are now 42% contained- and acreage burned is holding steady at just under 780,000 acres.

With that said- a lot of folks have stepped up and are helping.

We reported on Friday on our website that Love's Travel Stops has partnered with Oklahoma Farm Bureau and Farm Credit Associations of Oklahoma to fund relief for fire victims. I spoke with Jenny Love Meyer of Love's about the company's commitment to assisting our neighbors in the Northwest part of the state during these difficult times.

"We've been a part of the Woodward community for 40 years and we understand that local farmers are extremely important to the area," said Love Meyer. "Giving farmers the tools they need to feed their livestock during this difficult time means more than feeding animals; it means protecting the community our employees have come to know and love."

The three organizations have furnished gift cards for fuel to those transporting donated hay to the affected area. Click here for instructions on how to donate or deliver hay. Gift cards will be distributed at the hay drop off locations.

In addition to funding transportation of the donated hay, Farm Credit also will provide 0% interest agricultural operating loans for those directly impacted by the fires.

Governor Mary Fallin is also working to help ranchers feed their livestock with rangeland now in ashes. On Friday, Fallin joined the Governors of Texas, Kansas and New Mexico in writing a letter to Acting USDA Secretary Mike Young to temporarily lift grazing restrictions on CRP land. Learn more on this story, here.

Learn more about the relief efforts being made to help farmers and ranchers affected by the wildfires burning across NW Oklahoma and listen to my interview with Jenny Love Meyer, by clicking or tapping here.


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