A Dry Summer Could Make for a Difficult Winter for Area Cattle Farmers.
Southern States is offering various programs to help farmers deal with water shortage.
Story by Hilary Magacs
BUCKHANNON — Southern States is a farm Co-op with multiple locations in the US. Workers at the Buckhannon Co-op there say it’s been a tough year for many cattle farmers in the area because low amounts of rain have produced a hay shortage.
“The main problem is the lack of moisture, which has caused the hay crop to be down significantly and we’re from 20 to 40 percent pretty much in the Upshur and Randolph County area,” says Bill Kraft, District Manager for the Buckhannon Co-op.