Denali Takes Action to Send Critical Aid to Texas Producers

Cindy Zimmerman

Organic recycler Denali is taking action to get hay sent to a Texas A&M livestock supply point where it will be distributed to cattle producers in need.

Following devastating wildfires, ranchers in the Texas panhandle face dire conditions. The largest wildfire in state history destroyed more than 1 million acres of land and property, leaving surviving livestock without adequate forage. Recognizing the critical need, Denali is working with their farmers to provide support to Texas producers. More than 700 bales of hay – totaling more than 385 tons – are en route to the Texas Panhandle, where farmers and ranchers now face critical feed shortages.

Denali regional manager Mark Fisher landowner Lawana Gill, farmer Jamie Marion, and JB Hunt driver Jeff Johnson with a truckload of hay that is enroute to support ranchers in the Texas Panhandle.

Organic material repurposed by Denali as fertilizer delivers beneficial nutrients to farmland and improves farmer outcomes. The boost in plant nutrition increased forage yields enough to create a surplus. Farmers Jerry Evans of Fairview, Missouri, Jamie Marion of Alma, Arkansas, and Hunt Farms of Dardanelle, Arkansas, donated hay and Denali purchased additional hay from farmers to bolster the donation to Texas producers. JB Hunt also contributed transportation support.

For more information about Denali and their efforts to support farmers and ranchers for a more resilient food system, please visit Donations to Texas producers impacted by the wildfires can be made to Texas A&M Service here:

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