(AP) Officials say a farmer is helping a suburban Detroit airport cut costs — and grass.

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.