Grimes County Commissioner’s voted on Monday to extend the disaster declaration for the county through the send of September.
County Judge Joe Fauth, and Commissioner David Dobyanski discussed the ongoing issues at a special meeting on Monday, which all ties into possibly getting agricultural folks in the county some government assistance.
“Livestock producers are having to buy hay…that will not change in the near future, either. Because the rain we have gotten, it is not growing the grass fast enough to save those cows. They will still have to feed, and there is a shortage of hay in the area,” said Dobyanski.
“I spoke with a rancher on Saturday, asked ‘how are you doing?’ He said ‘well, I just put fertilizer out on 110 acres.’ I asked him how much he paid per ton, did not ask how much he got. He said $985, per ton…last year at this time, you could have put it out for about $350 or $375 a ton,” said Fauth. “So, I know there is some hurt.”
The Commissioners approved extending the disaster declaration for the county through the end of September.
A reminder, even with recent rains, a burn ban remains in effect, which will be revisited at their September 7th meeting.