Governor declares state of emergency due to drought

LITTLE ROCK, AR – Governor Beebe declared a state of emergency in Arkansas Friday due to the severe drought. The governor’s office says the declaration will help with the transport of hay to ranchers who have low supplies of feed.

The declaration authorizes special permits for round bales of hay to be transported on controlled highways, provided they are less than 12 feet in width.

The state of emergency will be in effect for 30 days.

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