Heineman Expands Roadside Haying Across Nebraska

Heineman Expands Roadside Haying Across Nebraska

Start time for roadside haying is July 16 instead of Aug. 1.

Gov. Dave Heineman has expanded early roadside haying statewide due to current drought conditions. In addition to expanding early haying in 25 counties, applications to hay all Nebraska roadsides will now be open to all citizens.

Heineman directed the Nebraska Department of Roads to advance the starting date for all roadside haying to July 16, where the previous effective date would have been Aug. 1. Under current rules, the abutting landowner has the first opportunity of harvesting hay along state highways. However, with the current high need for hay, advancing the start date for all Nebraskans to harvest roadside hay will provide important relief to producers.

Heineman Expands Roadside Haying Across Nebraska

Further information on haying permits is available through the Nebraska Department of Roads at www.roads.ne.gov/hay.

Previously, Heineman authorized an emergency declaration for statewide drought that

allows state personnel and resources to assist with emergency situations and prevention, and allows maximum flexibility to the state to deploy Nebraska National Guard and Nebraska Emergency Management Agency assets and resources as needed.

The Governor and the Nebraska Emergency Management Agency will continue to monitor the situation throughout the state, as the drought continues.

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