The first shipment of hay bought by the state for resale to livestock farmers will be delivered to six sites across North Carolina in early January.
Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler announced the relief for farmers Thursday. One of those sites is in Kinston. Troxler says the hay will provide an emergency stockpile that farmers can tap if they find themselves in desperate need.
You can read the full release from the N.C. Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services here.