Katrina Help

Area farmers and students are helping those affected by Hurricane Katrina.

The Grayson and Butler County Future Farmers of America, and the Grayson County Cattlemen's Association are donating feed and supplies to farmers who lost everything in the storm.

When farmers' crops and animals were devastated by Hurricane Katrina, farmers and students from Kentucky wanted to help.

J.H. Manion, with the Grayson County Cattlemen's Association says: "Farmers try to stick together, whether it's in the state or nation or wherever, we try to stick together."

The organizations are teaming up with the Kentucky Department of Agriculture raise materials for those in need.

So far the Kentucky Department of Agriculture has sent 46 tons of feed to farmers in Mississippi and Louisiana.

Warren Beeler, with the Kentucky Department of Agriculture, says: "We lost a lot of cattle and now we have a situation where we have no grass, we've got contaminated water, and those farmers are really suffering."

The Kentucky Department of Agriculture plans to send fencing supplies down south next week.

For more information, you can call the Kentucky Department of Agriculture at 1-888-567-9589.


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