Norman County FSA Provides Update on Drought Index & What’s Next If Conditions Persist

Norman County FSA Provides Update on Drought Index & What’s Next If Conditions Persist

July 14, 2021 Kaleidoscope News -- KRJB-KRJM-KKCQ 0

Ada, MN —¬†While Northwest Minnesota has managed to escape by this summer with just enough rain to keep crops green and growing, there is still concern that more serious drought conditions could develop if it continues to stay dry. Norman County FSA Director Randy Tufton provided an update on the local drought conditions during the KRJB Kaleidoscope Program on Tuesday morning and at what point assistance may become available for farmers and ranchers.

Tufton talks about some of the programming that could become available if the drought persists.

The FSA office has been fielding a lot of questions regarding emergency haying and grazing of CRP acres. Tufton says the soonest that can be done is August 2nd.

Tufton also reminds producers that the deadline to file acreage reports is July 15th. Given the current drought conditions it is vitally important to make sure all acres are reported and certified, including pasture acres.

Listen to the full interview with Randy Tufton from the KRJB Kaleidoscope Program below: