Ranchers in southwest Kansas and northwest Oklahoma are busy rebuilding fence lines as a result of wildfires that swept through the region in early March. Kansas State University
Ranchers in southwest Kansas and northwest Oklahoma are busy rebuilding fence lines as a result of wildfires that swept through the region in early March.

Rain helps fire-damaged grasslands recover

Plentiful rains contributing to steady recovery for grasslands ravaged by wildfires in Kansas and Oklahoma.

Late-spring and early-season rains are contributing to what agricultural producers and extension specialists are calling a steady recovery for grasslands ravaged by wildfires earlier this year in southwestern Kansas and northwestern Oklahoma.

In early March, fires in those regions took out an estimated 660,000 acres of pasture, much of which was used to graze cattle.

“This part of the country has never experienced anything like this before,” said Matt Ast a produce

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