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Time to think about fire prevention and fire safety this summer

BOZEMAN, Montana — Much of Montana has enjoyed a wet spring, and green grass has stretched well into mid-summer resulting in fat cattle and extensive haying. However, as the days grow warmer and the chance for moisture lessens, the odds of late summer fires increase whether man-made or from natural causes.

For those ranchers and farmers haying, it’s important to check bales for moisture content.

“This year, we may see folks putting up wet hay for the first time in a while, especially if they are running behind and want to catch up,” says Montana Ag Safety Program Director Dana Jansen.

“Wet hay...


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