TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) - Gov. Sam Brownback has signed an order
making it easier to deliver hay quickly to drought-stricken parts
An executive order signed Wednesday suspends certain motor
carrier rules and regulations for people hauling hay to livestock.
Those include rules on permits, load sizes and nighttime travel of
Severe drought has left pastures in poor condition in many parts
of Kansas, making it hard for livestock producers to feed their
herds. Brownback says the result is an emergency that makes it
necessary to get hay quickly to those areas.
Brownback's office says the executive order will be in effect
until it's rescinded or until drought emergency and disaster
declarations are lifted.