In the wake of the worst wildfire season in Arizona history, ranching families are struggling to save their homes and livelihoods.
The Arizona Cattle Growers Association has established the Great Arizona Bale-Out Fund to raise money to help. Seed money of $5,000 was given to start the fund by Rosemont Ranch, a 30,000-acre working cattle ranch in southern Arizona and a subsidiary of Rosemont Copper.
The Bale-Out fund will provide much-needed emergency relief of hay and feed.
To date, 90 families have been tragically impacted and more than 800,000 acres – much of it grazing lands – have been consumed by the fires. While most livestock has been saved, critical grazing land is no longer available to feed their cattle