--Looking for pasture availability

The record breaking forest fire in the state of Arizona has ranchers seeking pasture availability.  According to Arizona Farm Bureau President Kevin Rogers, the fire in the Northeast section of the state has charred over 500,000 acres as of June 23.  Rogers says that fire along with three other fires going are taking a toll on the ranching community.

“Ranchers in these areas have asked me to contact your state for some help,” Rogers said.  “If ranchers in your state have any pasture available please contact our office.  We will serve as a clearing house of opportunity for our burned out ranchers to contact and negotiate for pasture this summer and possibly into 2012.”

If you have pasture available, please contact Liz Foster at the Arizona Farm Bureau.  Her email is lizfoster@azfb.org and phone is 480.635.3611.