FSA Programs to Help in Drought
The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Farm Service Agency says that August 2nd is the big date to keep in mind as farmers and ranchers continue to work through dry conditions. Norman County Executive Directory for FSA, Randy Tufton, says that’s when producers can get into emergency and managed CRP land for haying and grazing because of changes in drought condition.
Tufton says that producers cannot start haying or grazing until that August 2nd date and it must be approved by the county FSA office. Managed CRP haying and grazing is the same date but Tufton explains the difference.
Tufton says the conditions have changed even within the last week so producers should signup for text alerts or emails to know what programs are available for signup or deadlines for paperwork.
Find the full interview on the Farm and Field Show for more information on programs available during drought from FSA or contact your local county FSA office.