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“Oklahoma Drought Relief Fund is Proposed”

Filed by KOSU News in State Impact.
February 13, 2013

A legislative committee on Monday approved two bills that would set up a drought relieve fund to help ranchers, farmers and rural firefighters.

House Bill 1923 would allocate $10 million in the 2014 fiscal year, which begins July 1, for drought relief … Armes, a farmer, said money from the fund could be used for projects, such as cleaning ponds, building ponds, water conservation methods in agriculture, water for livestock, rural fire suppression, getting rid of Eastern red cedar trees and other drought-relief activities identified by the governor.

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