UPDATE: On October 11, Gov. Stitt issued an executive order temporarily suspending regulations for vehicles transporting bales of hay into the state. The order adjusts size and weight measurements for commercial hay loads, extending the width limit from 11’ to 12’, while maintaining high standards of safety.
“As our farmers and ranchers continue navigating unprecedented challenges brought on by this year’s extreme drought, it is our responsibility as leaders to offer assistance and support wherever we can,” the Governor said. “Today’s action builds on my administration’s drought relief efforts and will allow for more commercial hay loads to come into Oklahoma to meet the demand of Oklahoma producers.”
OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla. (KNWA/KFTA) — Oklahoma Gov. Kevin Stitt signed House Bill 1006 on October 4 which allocates $20 million to help farmers and ranchers overcome recent drought conditions.
A press release from the governor’s office says the bill went into effect immediately.
“This year’s extreme drought conditions have created unprecedented challenges for our agricultural producers and as governor, I will always do everything I can to support Oklahoma’s great farmers and ranchers,” said Stitt. “I am proud to have partnered up with the Legislature to deliver this much-needed relief.”
The release says the funds will allow agricultural producers to implement conservation practices and provide food and water to livestock to withstand the drought.
On October 11, Gov. Stitt issued an executive order temporarily suspending regulations for vehicles transporting bales of hay into the state.