emergency grazing

USDA opens more CRP land for drought states

· July 21, 2017

With Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue’s announcement Thursday that the USDA is authorizing the use of additional CRP lands for emergency grazing and haying to help those ranchers affected by severe drought, more states may be able to help. The USDA is adding the ability for farmers and ranchers in these areas to hay and graze […]

Sec. Perdue extends CRP grazing for drought states

· June 30, 2017

The drought is not letting up across the Dakotas and Montana. And with this week’s forecast calling for hot, dry weather over the Northern Plains, it doesn’t look like relief is in sight for awhile. Thus the reason Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue is authorizing emergency grazing of CRP for any county in which any […]

After Trump’s directive, USDA permits CRP emergency grazing

· April 4, 2017

Acting in response to a directive from President Donald J. Trump, the USDA authorized emergency grazing on Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) lands located in Kansas, Oklahoma, and Texas – the three states which were most heavily impacted by ongoing wildfires which began on March 6, 2017. USDA Acting Deputy Secretary Michael L. Young issued a […]

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