- Associated Press - Sunday, August 16, 2015

WORLAND, Wyo. (AP) - The practice by farmers of burning fields after the barley harvest in Washakie County has raised complaints from some people about air quality.

Worland resident Bill Williamson tells the Northern Wyoming Daily News (https://bit.ly/1L9fqJl ) that he experiences negative health effects which he believes is due to burning barley fields.

Williamson approached the Washakie County commissioners this month about the issue.

County Commissioner Terry Wolf called said the problem is an ongoing issue.

Wolf says he met with officials from the Wyoming Department of Environmental Quality and local farmers to discuss a solution to the problem.

For now, Wolf says, the issue comes down to farmers being courteous by burning on days when the wind takes the smoke away from town.


Information from: Northern Wyoming Daily News, https://www.wyodaily.com

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