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Agricultural Burning

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What is agricultural burning?

Agricultural burning that requires a permit from the Department of Agriculture includes the burning of residue after harvest of a grass seed or cereal grain crop or clearing of agricultural land.  Other types of agricultural burning falls under the Backyard Burning guidelines. Agricultural burning follows the air quality reports generated by the Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) – see the chart below.

The burn times are updated each day and can be checked at

NOTE:  The fire department does not update or post information on agricultural burning times on their website or burn information line.

You must apply for a permit from the Department of Agriculture to apply for their permit for grass seed/cereal grain burning.  The Fire Department does not manage those permits.

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