Wildfires swept through the High Plains in early March and burned more than 1.5 million acres. A staple of cattle country burned with it. More than 18,000 miles of fencing was destroyed across the Plains and rebuilding
A multitude of wildfires rolled its way across the High Plains in early March and destroyed acres, homes, and took the lives of countless livestock. The Texas Panhandle was an area hit hard by the wildfire.
The wildfires that tore through more than 1.5 million acres in Oklahoma, Kansas, Texas and Colorado in March destroyed an estimated more than 18,000 miles of fencing. AgDay's Betsy Jibben travelled to Texas to learn more about the ongoing work being done to repair the fences damaged this spring.
Written by Ken Blight, Albion, Mich., Zach Ducheneaux, Eagle Butte, S.D., and Jesse Larios, Brawley, Calif., lead farmers in the Farm Journal Foundation's Farmers Feed the World Program, and cattle producers.