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3/21/06

Ranchers To Get Federal Relief

Ranchers on the South Plains and in the Panhandle will get some help from the government in the wake of last week's wildfires.

On Tuesday, the U.S. Department of Agriculture announced it will give feed help to ranchers in 27 counties. Ranchers will be allowed to graze their cattle and bale hay on federal conservation land at no charge. Eleven people and thousands of livestock died in the wildfires that charred nearly one-million acres.

The 27 Texas counties are: Armstrong, Briscoe, Carson, Castro, Childress, Collingsworth, Cottle, Dallam, Deaf Smith, Donley, Gray, Hall, Hansford, Hartley, Hemphill, Hutchinson, Lipscomb, Moore, Motley, Ochiltree, Oldham, Potter, Randall, Roberts, Sherman, Swisher and Wheeler.

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