Producers in 12 Texas counties may be eligible for emergency grazing through the Conservation Reserve Program (CRP), according to Texas Farm Service Agency (FSA) Acting Executive Director James B. Douglass.
Emergency grazing will be allowed in the specified counties for producers with CRP lands that have not been used for haying or grazing in the previous 12 months.
“Eligible producers who are interested in emergency grazing of CRP must request approval before grazing eligible acreage,” Douglass said. “Producers must also obtain a modified conservation plan from the Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) that outlines permitted grazing practices.”
Producers in the following Texas counties may be eligible for CRP emergency grazing: Andrews, Bailey, Cochran, Cottle, Crosby, Dawson, Hockley, King, Lubbock, Martin, Swisher and Terry.
CRP emergency grazing for fiscal year 2012 is effective immediately and ends on Sept. 30. For more information, contact your local FSA office.