Drought Conditions Continue to be the Main Topic of Discussion Despite Recent Rain

Drought Conditions Continue to be the Main Topic of Discussion Despite Recent Rain

September 2, 2021 News -- KRJB-KRJM-KKCQ 0

By: Mary Balstad marybalstad@rjbroadcasting.com

Polk County, MN – Nathan Peterson gave the weekly FSA Report on Thursday, September 2nd. The first topic Peterson covered was the approval of managed haying or emergency haying for producers. Peterson says that producers must report when they finish haying to their local FSA office in order to ensure efficiency from both ends. Producers can contact the FSA office to schedule an appointment to finish the report of how many acres were hayed.

The second topic was about the Livestock Forage Program (LFP). With the current drought conditions that many counties in the state are currently under, the LFP was triggered to assist many livestock owners. Drought conditions have bettered, and many any did receive the recent rainfall in the past weeks. With this, producers are still able to apply for the LFP even if conditions continue to improve. Peterson covers the counties that are still in extreme drought conditions and further plans for the LFP.

Information on the Livestock Forage Program and other FSA programs can be found at www.farmers.gov.