Denali connects farmer hay surplus with transportation to make donations possible

Denali, the nation’s leading full-service recycler of organics, is sending hay 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 Fischer 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.

“We’re committed to supporting farmers and ranchers,” said Todd Mathes, Denali CEO. “These historic fires have devastated the Texas panhandle, and we felt driven to do something to help. This hay will help ease the immediate need for feed, but we know there is much to be done.”

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.

“Farming is a tough business, backed by a tight-knit community,” Evans said. “Many Texas producers are left in bad shape after the recent wildfires. Thanks to our partnership with Denali, we have ample hay to offer to Texas ranchers, where it will feed cattle and support producers as they recover from the devastation.”

For more information about Denali and their efforts to support farmers and ranchers for a more resilient food system, please visit DenaliCorp.com. Donations to Texas producers impacted by the wildfires can be made to Texas A&M Service here: AgrilifeExtension.tamu.edu/2024-panhandle-wildfires.

About Denali
Denali is a leading organic recycling company on a mission to replenish the Earth by repurposing waste. Our work is essential to keeping water clean, reducing the need for new landfill capacity, building soil fertility, helping farmers be more resilient, and reducing society’s reliance on fossil fuels. Our services and products touch thousands of acres, hundreds of locales, millions of tons of material, and nearly every person who purchases and consumes food in the U.S.

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Caption – From left to right: 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.

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Source: AgNewsWire - https://agnewswire.com/2024/03/15/critical-aid-on-the-way-to-texas-producers/