Ag secretary extends emergency assistance
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Sep 05, 2012 | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend | print
As the Obama Administration continues to support farmers and businesses impacted by the drought.

Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack recently announced a two-month extension for emergency grazing on Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) acres, freeing up forage and feed for ranchers as they look to recover from this challenging time. This flexibility for ranchers marks the latest action by the U.S. Department of Agriculture to provide assistance to producers impacted by the drought, which has included opening CRP and other conservation acres to emergency haying and grazing, lowering the interest rate for emergency loans, and working with crop insurance companies to provide flexibility to farmers.

To assist producers, USDA is permitting farmers and ranchers in drought stricken states that have been approved for emergency grazing to extend grazing on CRP land through Nov. 30 without incurring an additional CRP rental payment reduction.

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