Managed, emergency haying and grazing of CRP is available

Managed and Emergency haying and grazing of CRP acres is now available for producers in Cimarron County . Once the FSA office has reviewed a producer's CRP contract we will be able to see which of the programs, managed or emergency, would benefit you the most.

Under Managed Haying and Grazing producers must sign an agreement to hay or graze CRP acres prior to beginning the activity. The Managed Haying and Grazing provisions are:

F CRP acreage may be either hayed or grazed once every three years under the managed provisions.

F Producers may conduct managed grazing between July 2 and October 29.

F A minimum residual height of the grass must remain on the acreage according to specified grass species, which may shorten the allowed grazing period.

F Managed haying may be conducted between July 2 and September 1.

F Only one cutting of hay may be taken from the acreage.

F All hay must be removed from the CRP acreage hayed by September 11.

F The hay may not be stored on any CRP acreage.

F Producers will be assessed a 25 percent reduction of their annual CRP rental payment for each acre hayed or grazed.

Under Emergency Haying and Grazing producers must sign an agreement to hay or graze CRP acres prior to beginning the activity. The Emergency Haying and Grazing provisions are:

F Producers may conduct emergency grazing between July 2 and September 29 (or 90 days from the approved request, which ever is later).

F Twenty-five percent of an emergency grazing CRP field must be set aside and not grazed.

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F A minimum residual height of the grass must remain on the acreage according to specified grass species, which may shorten the allowed grazing period.

F Producers may conduct emergency haying between July 2 and September 1.

F All hay must be removed from the CRP acreage hayed by September 11.

F The hay may not be stored on any CRP acreage.

F 50% of an emergency hayed CRP field must be set aside and not hayed.

F Hay from and emergency hayed CRP field can not be sold.

Producers can get complete details concerning the Managed and Emergency Haying and Grazing provisions of CRP by contacting the Cimarron County FSA Office at (580) 544-2401 Ext. 2. The FSA Office is located at 210 S Cimarron in Boise City and is open from 8:00 to 5:00 Monday through Friday.

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