Teton Valley Farmers Seek Emergency Declaration

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1  Updated at 10:04 am, August 28th, 2014 By: EastIdahoNews.com
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(DRIGGS, ID) – Farmers in Teton Valley want Teton County officials to declare an emergency. With the wettest August in over 40 years, the storms have ruined barley and hay crops.

Hay farmer Harley Hill tells KIDK that an emergency declaration would allow farmers to file for government assistance and meet their contractual obligations to local grain and hay brokers. 

  • D_Morgan

    if you used proper agricultural practices with systems of water catchment and retention like swales, dams and ponds then this would be no issue. But by all means keep monocropping the way you have been for 50 years and experiencing ’emergency’ upon ’emergency’ its working out well