Farmers Harvest from State-Owned Lands

Wisconsin farmers harvested hay from almost 63-hundred acres of state-owned lands, under emergency provisions caused by this summer’s drought. Governor Scott Walker agreed to let farmers make hay on state lands, to help them generate much-needed feed supplies for their livestock. The D-N-R said it issued 286 hay-making permits, and five emergency grazing permits. Those permits expired at the end of August, to re-grow habitat and create more cover for this fall’s hunters.