This is not your typical bailout, but it is a "bale out" designed to help parts of Texas and Oklahoma get through one of the worst single-year droughts in recorded history.
Truckers, farmers and a growing community from far and wide are pitching in to help ranchers who are out of feed for their livestock and horses because of the ongoing extreme drought and widespread wildfires.
The Indiana Motor Truck Association announced that seven flatbeds from among its members would be loaded with hay donated by Indiana farmers and shipped to needed areas. Those trucks headed to Terrell, TX, on Oct. 13 and were distributed to area ranchers.
Farmers and truckers from Tennessee chipped in the past few weeks to help Oklahoma ranchers with hay, and loads continued to arrive from Wisconsin, Alabama and other states that yielded enough to share.