- Associated Press - Tuesday, July 28, 2015

WATERFORD TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) - Officials say a farmer is helping a suburban Detroit airport cut costs - and grass.

The Oakland Press of Pontiac reports (https://bit.ly/1D5Agcz ) that for the past three years the local farmer has gone to Oakland County International Airport in Waterford Township to bale field grass for his horses.

Dave VanderVeen, director of Oakland County’s central services, says the county doesn’t have to mow the property so it’s “a win-win for us and him.” VanderVeen says that the mowing of roughly 40 acres, along with wear-and-tear on equipment, would cost about $6,000.

The newspaper says the farmer has asked not to be identified by name. VanderVeen says the farmer ends up with about 110 large bales of field grass and weeds.

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Information from: The Oakland Press, https://www.theoaklandpress.com

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