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Wisconsin farmers allowed to harvest on state land

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MADISON (WKOW) -- Farmers can now harvest hay and let their cattle graze on about 11,500 acres of state-owned land due to the drought.

Gov. Scott Walker made the announcement Monday.

The special harvest ends August 10 for prairie grasses and August 30 for cool season grasses. The state will only allow one cutting of hay.

Farmers will have to sign an agreement saying the hay being taken will only be used for their livestock and won't be resold.

More information is available at 1-888-936-7463 or on the Department of Natural Resources website.

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