Union Pacific Railroad Donates Transportation of Hay to Wyoming

Omaha, Neb. – Union Pacific Railroad is helping drought-stricken ranchers in southeastern Wyoming by providing free transportation of hay from Iowa.

“Throughout our history, Union Pacific has stepped up and assisted communities in times of need,” said Dick Davidson, Union Pacific chairman and CEO. “We are pleased to be able to once again help our neighbors.”

Enough hay to fill six boxcars was donated by agricultural producers in southeast Iowa and loaded into boxcars at Cedar Rapids. Union Pacific is transporting the hay nearly 750 miles to Cheyenne, Wyo., where it will be distributed to ranchers in the area. The Wyoming Department of Agriculture is coordinating distribution of the donated hay.

Last year, Union Pacific donated transportation of 115 cars of hay to ranchers in southwestern Colorado and Wyoming. The hay came from Wisconsin Rapids, Wis.

A boxcar can hold about 25 round bales or 118 rectangular bales of hay.

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