HELENA, Mont. – U.S. Secretary of Agriculture, Tom Vilsack, is staying urged by Governor Greg Gianforte to permit for emergency haying and grazing on all of Montana’s taking part Conservation Reserve Software (CRP) acreage.
The U.S. Division of Agriculture has now approved the use of some CRP acres for emergency hay and grazing, however, the governor is contacting for authorization to be prolonged to all of Montana’s collaborating CRP acreage.
“Following up on my July 1 letter requesting a federal drought designation for all Montana counties, which I despatched right away after declaring a statewide drought unexpected emergency, I produce to follow up on my request to allow for for emergency haying and grazing on all of Montana’s taking part CRP acreage,” the governor wrote in a letter to Secretary Vilsack.
“I proceed to hear from Montana agricultural producers across our condition impacted by file-breaking warmth, considerably beneath-ordinary precipitation, and affiliated drought with rivers flowing at a price as reduced as 16 %. At this juncture in our statewide drought emergency, it is vital that all Montanans be able to consider benefit of and employ practical acres of CRP land for haying and grazing reasons,” the governor wrote.
You can browse the whole letter to USDA Secretary Vilsack below.