Without hay feed from outside our drought-stricken area, cattle farmer’s face possible herd deaths and sickness. – Marchman Harbison Tackle Cattleman’s Drought Woes

Marchman Harbison Tackle Cattleman's Drought Woes

Marchman Harbison Tackle Cattleman’s Drought Woes

Cullman County Commissioner Garry Marchman made an appearance before the CCCDC recently seeking the maximum $12,000 available grant to help mitigate the County cattle farmer’s potential losses from the profound effects of the recent and still on-going drought.

Cattle farmer’s in Cullman County are running out of feedable hay for their cattle due to a massively poor growing season. Without hay feed from outside our drought-stricken area, cattle farmer’s face possible herd deaths and sickness.

 

Marchman Harbison Tackle Cattleman's Drought Woes

If left unaided, there could be financially catastrophic effects on Cullman County’s multi-million dollar cattleman’s industry.

Representative Randall Shedd has diligently been working on this effort at the State level. However, he faces thick red tape and sloth-like response from Montgomery is creating no tangible, immediate results: http://cullmantoday.com/2016/11/18/randall-shedd-leads-drought-assistance-hay-transportation-race/

In this interview, with speak with both Commissioner Marchman and Alabama District 12 State Representative Corey Harbison about the drought/hay crisis and how they made the decision to accelerate the assistance efforts at the County level while state-level assistance languishes in the usual Montgomery morass of red tape and bureaucratic delays:


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Marchman Harbison Tackle Cattleman’s Drought Woes

Timothy Collins

Originally from Asheville, NC, Timothy brings an insightful holistic perspective as well as a mountain man tenacity to his various roles at Cullman Today. You can reach him at cullmantoday@gmail.com and/or (256) 615-8260.