Extreme drought and recent wildfires have had a major impact on cattle producers in multiple states. To help provide assistance to those in need, KLA has donated $10,000 to Farm Rescue’s “Operation Hay Lift,” which is delivering much-needed livestock feed to ranchers in the hardest hit areas of the northern Great Plains. The money for the donation came from the Kansas Livestock Foundation Disaster Relief Fund.
Farm Rescue is a nonprofit organization that provides planting, haying, harvesting and livestock feeding assistance free of charge to farm and ranch families who have experienced a major illness, injury or natural disaster. Volunteer-driven assistance currently is available through the organization to families in Iowa, Kansas, Montana, Minnesota, North Dakota, Nebraska and South Dakota. Through its Operation Hay Lift program, Farm Rescue is calling for hay donations, volunteer CDL drivers and monetary gifts to help support the mission.
KLA members wanting to donate hay can call (701) 212-3851. Monetary donations can be made online at farmrescue.org/donate or via check. If donating online, select “Operation Hay Lift” from the dropdown menu. Checks can be sent to Farm Rescue, PO Box 28, Horace, ND 58047, and should include “Operation Hay Lift” on the memo line.