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Emergency Haying, Grazing Areas OK'd
Cheryl Anderson DTN Staff Reporter
Mon Aug 5, 2013 11:08 AM CDT

OMAHA (DTN) -- A total of 429 counties in nine U.S. states have been approved for emergency haying and/or grazing on Conservation Reserve Program acres, according to the USDA Farm Service Agency website.

The CRP is a voluntary program that helps agricultural producers safeguard environmentally sensitive land by establishing long-term, resource-conserving covers to improve the quality of water, control soil erosion and enhance wildlife habitat. The producers receive rental payments and cost-share assistance in return.

Emergency haying and grazing of CRP acres can be authorized in areas affected by severe drought or natural disaster in order to provide relief to ...

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