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Hoosier Hay Gets to S. Carolina

July 29, 1986|From United Press International

To the tune of "Happy Days Are Here Again," a 79-car "Hoosier Hay" train from Indiana barreled into South Carolina today with 2,000 tons of free hay for starving livestock.

Around the same time, a 97-car train from Illinois pulled into Atlanta with 1,500 tons of hay to be sold at discount to Georgia farmers. And cattlemen in Alabama began picking up 50 tons of hay flown in from Colorado on two Air Force cargo planes. The three Southern states, along with North Carolina, are the hardest hit in a prolonged drought that has wrought at least $1.2 billion in damage to crops, livestock and pastures in Dixie.

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