Emergency Haying approved for CRP land

Kansas Farm Service Agency announced Aug. 15 that emergency haying of Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) acreage has been approved for all counties designated in a presidential disaster declaration for flooding.

Most counties were previously approved for emergency grazing.

All counties in Kansas, except Leavenworth, Lyon and Wyandotte are now approved for emergency haying and grazing.

Some counties were approved under drought conditions and all other counties, including Marion County, were either primary or contiguous counties in a presidential disaster declaration for flooding.

Participants in counties approved for emergency haying must leave at least 50 percent of each field or contiguous fields unhayed for wildlife. Hay must be removed from the field within 30 days from end of the haying period.

CRP participants in approved counties shall contact the local FSA county office to request emergency haying or grazing on an individual contract basis prior to haying or grazing.

Participants will work with the Natural Resources Conserva?tion Service to develop a forage management plan.

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