Farm aid group prepares to truck more hay to Nebraska
JAMESTOWN, N.D. (AP) — A farm aid nonprofit is planning to bring more hay from North Dakota to producers in flood-stricken Nebraska.
The North Dakota-based Farm Rescue recently activated “Operation Hay Lift” to haul livestock feed to Nebraska ranchers affected by high water. A similar program was first used nearly two years ago to help cattle producers facing drought conditions in the Upper Midwest.
The hay convoy will depart from the Walmart parking lot in Jamestown about 1 p.m. Sunday. Farm Rescue officials are expecting to send as many as 10 semitrailer trucks of hay donated by local farmers. The trucks are expected to arrive in Elkhorn, Nebraska after 9 p.m. Sunday.
Farm Rescue helps farm and ranch families in North Dakota, South Dakota, Minnesota, Montana, Nebraska and Iowa.