A total of $92,400 was donated to ranchers who suffered from wildfires in Kansas, Oklahoma, Texas and Colorado earlier this year. Fifty-nine counties and 13 individuals contributed $67,400. The Alfa Foundation gave $25,000.
Drought-related assistance applications through the NRCS are due July 28. Contact a USDA service center to learn more.
Henry County’s Glenn and Scarlett Riley are finalists for the National Outstanding Tree Farmer of the Year award. Online votes and judges determine the title. Vote daily until Aug. 1 at treefarmsystem.org/2017-otfy.