Wildfires in the Husker State are causing major risks to agriculture in the Corn Belt

More than 15,000 acres of farm and ranch lands have burned in the western Corn Belt and the risk doesn’t seem to be going away anytime soon.

Nebraska’s Emergency Management Agency says more than three fires have burned across the state. Dry weather coupled with high winds is damaging what little forage and pasture farmers have.

One rancher in Sandhills tells Brownfield Ag News she’s already lost 100 acres of grass intended for grazing.

Red Flag warnings have also been popping up in Kansas sparking concern for winter wheat - a crop that cannot afford any more hits this season.