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USDA Announces Policy Change for CRP Emergency Grazing

U.S. Department of Agriculture, Texas Farm Service Agency
PO Box 2900
College Station, Texas - 77841
http://www.fsa.usda.gov/tx


Contact:
Brenda Carlson, 979-680-5213, brenda.carlson@tx.usda.gov
or Cassie Bable, 806-785-5644 ext. 116, cassie.bable@tx.usda.gov



(COLLEGE STATION, TX) - June 26, 2013 - USDA Texas Farm Service Agency (FSA) Executive Director, Judith A. Canales today announced that the Texas FSA State Committee revised a Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) emergency grazing policy that limited eligibility on acres grazed in previous fiscal years.

Based on a revised policy decision made by the Texas FSA State Committee, CRP acres grazed during fiscal year 2011 or 2012 will be considered eligible for emergency grazing if NRCS verifies, on a case-by-case basis, that the conservation cover will sustain grazing.

CRP acres grazed in the fall/winter of fiscal year 2013 will not be eligible for spring/summer grazing. FSA's fiscal year runs from October 1 to September 30.

"This policy change will allow eligible producers to graze acres that were grazed in the last two fiscal years if the conservation cover meets local NRCS standards," said Canales.

Counties become eligible for CRP emergency grazing when they reach the D2 (severe drought) level on the U.S. Drought Monitor. Currently, 197 counties have reached the D2 level and are eligible for CRP emergency
grazing. Click here to view a list of counties authorized for 2013 CRP emergency grazing. This policy change applies to all counties authorized for CRP emergency grazing.

"Eligible producers who are interested in emergency grazing of CRP must request approval before grazing eligible acreage and must obtain a modified conservation plan from the Natural Resources Conservation Service that includes grazing provisions," said Canales. "Current provisions allow grazing on 100 percent of a field, up to the 75 percent stocking rate."

For more information about CRP Emergency Grazing, please contact your local FSA office.

USDA is an equal opportunity provider and employer.


List of eligible counties (also listed below):
http://www.fsa.usda.gov/Internet/FSA_File/tx_crpemgranglist.pdf

Anderson
Andrews
Aransas
Archer
Armstrong
Atascosa
Austin
Bailey
Bandera
Bastrop
Baylor
Bee
Bell
Bexar
Blanco
Borden
Bosque
Brazoria
Brazos
Briscoe
Brooks
Brown
Burleson
Burnet
Calhoun
Callahan
Cameron
Carson
Castro
Cherokee
Childress
Clay
Cochran
Coke
Coleman
Collingsworth
Colorado
Comanche
Concho
Cooke
Coryell
Cottle
Crane
Crockett
Crosby
Culberson
Dallam
Dawson
Deaf Smith
Denton
DeWitt
Dickens
Dimmit
Donley
Duval
Eastland
Ector
Edwards
El Paso
Erath
Falls
Fayette
Fisher
Floyd
Foard
Freestone
Frio
Gaines
Garza
Gillespie
Glasscock
Goliad
Gray
Grayson
Grimes
Hale
Hall
Hamilton
Hansford
Hardeman
Harris
Hartley
Haskell
Hemphill
Hidalgo
Hill
Hockley
Hood
Houston
Howard
Hudspeth
Hutchinson
Irion
Jack
Jackson
Jeff Davis
Jim Hogg
Jim Wells
Johnson
Jones
Karnes
Kendall
Kenedy
Kent
Kerr
Kimble
King
Kinney
Kleberg
Knox
Lamb
Lampasas
La Salle
Lee
Leon
Limestone
Lipscomb
Live Oak
Llano
Loving
Lubbock
Lynn
McCulloch
McLennan
McMullen
Martin
Mason
Matagorda
Maverick
Medina
Menard
Midland
Milam
Mills
Mitchell
Montague
Montgomery
Moore
Motley
Nolan
Nueces
Ochiltree
Oldham
Palo Pinto
Parker
Parmer
Pecos
Potter
Presidio
Randall
Reagan
Real
Reeves
Refugio
Roberts
Robertson
Runnels
San Patricio
San Saba
Schleicher
Scurry
Shackelford
Sherman
Somervell
Starr
Stephens
Sterling
Stonewall
Sutton
Swisher
Tarrant
Taylor
Terrell
Terry
Throckmorton
Tom Green
Travis
Upton
Uvalde
Val Verde
Victoria
Waller
Ward
Washington
Webb
Wharton
Wheeler
Wichita
Wilbarger
Willacy
Williamson
Winkler
Wise
Yoakum
Young
Zapata
Zavala

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