Tuesday, 11 September 2007 20:14
Cattle farmers in Western North Carolina can now get
help with feed costs from two programs.
The programs help pay the costs of
transporting soybean and corn crops to farmers who use it for feed. The Golden
Leaf Foundation plans to provide $500,000 to help pay to get feed to Western
North Carolina. Farm Credit Association grants, totaling $11,000, will help
cover the costs of transporting hay from other states. State experts estimate
the drought has caused $80 million in losses of hay, pasture and forage
statewide. In order to be eligible for a grant, farmers must apply.