Nearly 300 tons of hay donated

Nearly 300 tons of hay donated The support toward the Long Pines Hay Relief Fund established for ranchers that were affected by the Kraft Springs fire that burned 70,000 plus acres west of Camp Crook this past fall surpassed goals. A call for assistance was sent throughout South Dakota and North Dakota for donated hay and money to help ranchers recover from fire that left them with limited grass and hay.

The response was overwhelming. Residents and Extension educators from South Dakota, North Dakota and Iowa have stepped up the cause by donating over 272 tons of hay. Local residents of Harding County have generously donated their time and trucks to help pick up and deliver the hay, however, continued monetary donations are needed to help defray fuel costs.

Monetary support would be appreciated to help deliver the hay to the ranchers.

Donations can be made payable to the Long Pines Hay Relief Fund and can be sent to: Pioneer Bank and Trust, P.O. Box 307, Buffalo, SD 57720.

For more information about the Long Pines Hay Relief efforts, call Robin Salverson at the Harding County Extension Office, (605) 375-3412.

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