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Hay shortage woes

June 22, 2007

Tifton - - Some South Georgia farmers have had to resort to pretty drastic measures this year.

Due to the drought, animal farmers have lost about two months of production. A shortage of hay has caused many of them to have to actually sell their livestock.

"I have to double up on my horses feed just because there hasn't been any hay. This is the first cut that they've done in a couple of months," says Farmer Lee Wallace.

"The time of year that we start making hay and growing hay, we've got two months worth of shortage and this hay is really a commodity that's really hard to come by," says Extension Coordinator Brian Tankersley.

The situation got so bad that a producer from Ohio recently sent 260 barrels of hay for South Georgia farmers.

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