Farmers share concerns on noxious weeds


Amanda Tafolla-Sutton / Sun-Telegraph

Plumeless Thistle is one type of thistle considered to be a noxious weed in Nebraska, along with Canada Thistle and Musk Thistle. Local landowners are concerned about the spread of thistles.

In a regular meeting Tuesday, area farmers brought concerns about noxious weeds before the Cheyenne County Board of Commissioners.

"Approximately five years ago, a group of farmers, some are here today, went to the agricultural office trying to get something done on noxious weeds, and out of that meeting nothing happened," Bob Lafler said.

"I think its ridiculous that I have to go to the sheriff to get something done," Lafler said.

Lafler's complaint is that his neighbors' lack of noxious weed control is affecting his land. He is not alone in this concern. About eight other area farmers sho...

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