USDA Authorizes Emergency Haying and Grazing of CRP Acres for Lyon County
The USDA Farm Service Agency (FSA) has authorized emergency haying and grazing use of Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) acres for Lyon County.
The emergency haying authorization for Lyon County became effective August 9, 2018, and ends 60 calendar days from the authorization date, not to exceed August 31, 2018.
The emergency grazing authorization for Lyon County became effective August 9, 2018, and ends 90 calendar days from the authorization date, not to exceed September 30, 2018.
Eligible producers who are interested in emergency haying or grazing of CRP must request approval before haying or grazing eligible acreage. It is also important for producers to obtain a modified conservation plan from the Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) that includes haying and grazing requirements.
The eligible CRP acreage is limited to acres located within the approved county.
Eligible producers who are interested in haying or grazing CRP under the emergency authorization and current CRP participants who choose to provide land for haying or grazing to an eligible livestock producer, must first request approval to hay or graze eligible acreage and obtain a modified conservation plan from the Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) to include haying or grazing requirements.
Since Lyon County is authorized for emergency haying and grazing, producers are reminded that the same CRP acreage cannot be both hayed and/or grazed at the same time.
For example, if 50 percent of a field or contiguous field is hayed, the remaining unhayed 50 percent cannot be grazed; it must remain unhayed and ungrazed for wildlife. In addition, participants are limited to one hay cutting and are not permitted to sell any of the hay.
For more information and to request approval for emergency haying and grazing of CRP acres contact the Lyon County FSA office at 507-537-1401.
USDA Farm Service Agency (FSA) Online Hay and Grazing Acres Locator Tool
FSA's Hay Net website www.fsa.usda.gov/haynet is the "go to" online resource for agricultural producers to list information concerning the need for hay and grazing acres or the availability of hay and grazing acres.
If, due to extenuating circumstances, producers are in need of hay and/or grazing acres to support livestock, please use Hay Net to post an advertisement seeking these resources.
Likewise, landowners who have hay and/or grazing acres available for livestock producers should post a Hay Net advertisement as well.
A few things to remember when using the Hay Net website: There is a one-time registration process that should be completed by all users who want to post an ad online.
Users who just want to browse ads DO NOT NEED to have an eAuthentication user id.
Hay and grazing acre ads will be automatically removed after a period of 13 months.
Please help your fellow farmer and rancher by keeping ads current and up to date and remove ads you no longer need or want advertised on Hay Net.
Please, no corporate advertisements on this site. Hay Net is brought to you by FSA as a public service. The sole purpose of this online resource is to provide a site for the exchange of information.
FSA does not endorse, guarantee, or otherwise make representations of any kind regarding any user of this site and FSA is not responsible for defining the terms of grazing agreements or lease contracts.
For more information about Hay Net and other FSA services and programs, please contact your local FSA office.
For local FSA Service Center contact information, please visit: offices.usda.gov.