Posted: Jul 3, 2012 9:02 PM by MTN
Wildfires can be tough on farmers and ranchers. According to Montana Farm Bureau Federation President Bob Hanson, fires are destroying pasture land and power poles, which means no grazing and no hay production.
People also rely on electric pumps for stock tanks, and without electricity they have thirsty cattle.
The Farm Bureau urges neighbors to help neighbors, whether it's with a water truck, sharing some extra hay or pitching in to rebuild a fence line.
If you have hay, feed, fence posts or generators you can share, contact the Department of Ag directly to include in their Hay Hotline.
For more information, call 406-444-4202 or visit the Hay Hotline website.