Hay is an absolute necessity for farmers and ranchers who need to feed their livestock. As of Sunday, Gov. John Hickenlooper announced measures to provide relief for Colorado's drought-stricken farmers and ranchers by loosening hay transport rules.
The hope is the price of hay will drop as a result.
Hickenlooper's executive order, signed into law Sunday, suspends permits necessary to authorize transports of large baled hay or baled livestock feed which may exceed lawful maximum height.