FSA Update Covers Drought Conditions, CRP Program and County Elections
By: Mary Balstad (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Polk County, MN – Nathan Peterson gave the weekly FSA update. The main concern of crop growers and livestock owners across the state continues to be the dry weather that has led to a reported 72% of the state under severe drought conditions. This topic is dominating the conversation among many in the agriculture sector. Despite the rainfall the area received, it has not been enough to offset the dry conditions and provide the moisture needed for crops. Peterson discusses which areas are most affected by the drought and what CRP contract holders and growers must remember before applying for emergency haying and grazing.
If there is interest in haying CRP land, do not start before receiving approval from FSA, how much acreage is eligible to hay, and not before August 2nd. There is also a general CRP sign-up going on, ending on Friday, July 23rd.
FSA is currently seeking candidates for their county committee elections. Peterson explains what seats FSA is hoping to fill as well as the qualifications required.
More information and updates from FSA can be found at fsa.usda.gov.