USDA extends CRP grazing deadline
The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Farm Service Agency in Kansas announced Thursday that emergency grazing of land enrolled in the Conservation Reserve Program has been extended to Nov. 30 from the original end date of Sept. 30.
The emergency grazing was authorized because of severe and ongoing drought. Participants must leave at least 25 percent of each field ungrazed for wildlife and cannot graze more than 75 percent of the stocking rate set by the Natural Resource Conservation Service. All livestock must be removed by Nov. 30. Producers without livestock may rent or lease the grazing privileges.
CRP participants must still contact their local FSA office to request emergency grazing authorization.