Wisconsin farmers allowed to harvest on state land
MADISON- Farmers suffering under an ongoing drought will be allowed to harvest hay and graze cattle on about 11,500 acres of state-owned land.
Gov. Scott Walker made the announcement Monday.
The special harvest ends Aug. 10 for prairie grasses and Aug. 30 for cool season grasses. Only one cutting of hay will be allowed.
Farmers will have to sign an agreement saying the hay being taken from state property will be used for livestock and not sold.