Northern Wyoming Daily News - Serving the Big Horn Basin for over 100 years

By Zach Spadt
Staff Writer 

Burning barley fields to be addressed this fall

 

Karla Pomeroy

Barley producers around Worland have been burning fields over the past few weeks, causing one reident to bring health concerns to the Washakie County commissioners.

WORLAND - With the end of barley harvest upon the Big Horn Basin, farmers are in the process of burning their fields in preparation of planting for next season.

One Worland resident is concerned with the health effects of burning fields. Bill Williamson told the Northern Wyoming Daily News that he is experiencing negative health effects which he believes is due to burning barley fields.

"Everybody complains every year.

"It affects me. It gets hard to breathe. You get up in the morning and your eyes are burning and scratchy. I think it affects everybody ... truth be known," Williamson sai...



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