Kansas rancher Mike McCarty says the wildfire outbreak in March only compounded the financial strain he was already under. The historic drought in the Central Plains a few years ago had forced him to reduce his herd, ti
Generous donations continue to come into the Drovers/Farm Journal Foundation Million Dollar Wildfire Relief Challenge by farmers, ranchers and industry partners who want to help ease the recovery burden of those who wer
Even before the Starbuck Fire that took his grass, nearly half his 440-head cowherd, his tractor, most of his equipment and threatened him with physical peril, Ashland, Kan., rancher Mike McCarty was facing financial st
Kansas is currently has 81.77% of land classified as D1 Moderate by the U.S. Drought Monitor. The recent dry-spell has led Governor Jeff Colyer to declare a drought designation to aid farmers and ranchers.
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.