A Mississippi man has been charged with selling hay to farmers in Texas over the Internet. Authorities say the problem is James Darin Hoffman had no hay.
Many North Texas farmers are fighting to survive the drought and keep their animals alive. Friday, a local group got some help from the north.
If the drought wasn’t enough for farmers and ranchers to struggle with, now they are facing a growing threat. Thieves are targeting pastures and barns for suddenly valuable hay bales.
The recent downpour of rain hasn’t been enough to help ease the the dilemma facing North Texas farmers and ranchers. The months of extreme heat and the continued lack of rain over the summer has further complicated a hay shortage in the region.
A drought in the Plains has caused hay prices to soar, benefiting farmers to the north but forcing many ranchers to make difficult choices.
ALVARADO (CBSDFW.COM) – Walking through her farm, Denise Reiling sees only patches of grass. “Normally this is so thick and green,” she said. The alpacas she raises have relied on hay to survive the long, […]