Emergency grazing provisions have been extended for certain practices under the Conservation Reserve Program. Indiana Farm Service Agency State executive director Julia Wickard announced Wednesday that the extension is for all Indiana counties until November 30, 2012.
Those practices include:
|CP1||Permanent Introduced Grasses and Legumes|
|CP2||Permanent Native Grasses|
|CP4B||Permanent Wildlife Habitat Corridors|
|CP4D||Permanent Wildlife Habitat|
|CP10||Vegetative Cover (Grass Already Established)|
|CP18C||Permanent Salt Tolerant Vegetative Cover|
|CP38||SAFE CP25 Rare and Declining Habitat|
All haying under the emergency provisions were completed by August 31st and grazing must end November 30, 2012. Authorized producers can use the CRP acreage for their own livestock – or may grant another livestock producer use of the ground. Executive director Julia Wickard says, “Indiana farmers have experienced a touch-and-go growing season – and pastures were depleted due to the extreme heat and dry weather. This extension gives ruminant animals additional time to graze.”
She reminds producers that they should contact their local FSA office with any questions.