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Published April 12, 2011, 05:27 PM

CRP available for emergency livestock use

FARGO, N.D. – Conservation Reserve Program acreage may be used by North Dakota livestock producers to alleviate the impacts of flooding, according to Aaron Krauter, North Dakota State Executive Director of Farm Service Agency.

FARGO, N.D. – Conservation Reserve Program acreage may be used by North Dakota livestock producers to alleviate the impacts of flooding, according to Aaron Krauter, North Dakota State Executive Director of Farm Service Agency.

Livestock producers may move livestock to CRP if their livestock areas and fences have been lost due to flooding. Requests must first be filed at the local Farm Service Agency office. Producers must provide documentation of flooding conditions including, but not limited to, photographs of flooded livestock areas to support their request.

There will be no reduction in the CRP payment for those contracts on which the activity is authorized. The authorization will be through April 30, 2011.

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