More than 80 counties in Illinois have been authorized to use Conservation Reserve Program acres for emergency haying and grazing for the remainder of fiscal year 2023. Illinois Beef Association executive vice president Josh St. Peters says the first thing cattle producers should... Read More.
A Southeast Missouri cow/calf operator says this year’s drought has been devastating for a lot of producers in his state. Charlie Besher tells Brownfield they’re selling off their herds and having to buy expensive hay. He says he sees the impact of the... Read More.
The State Executive Director for the Missouri Farm Service Agency says livestock producers can now emergency hay and graze Conservation Reserve Program acres. Joe Aull tells Brownfield livestock producers can hay or graze livestock on CRP acres without adjustments to their rental payment,... Read More.
Missouri lawmakers are asking Ag Secretary Tom Vilsack to immediately allow emergency haying of Conservation Reserve Program acres in the drought. The primary nesting season delays several actions on CRP ground until after July 15 in Missouri. In a letter, the U.S. lawmakers said more... Read More.