The Farm Service Agency (FSA) has numerous announcements for local producers.
With recent dry weather conditions in some areas of the state, farmers are encouraged to document and report crop losses or low crop yields to their local FSA county office. They should also document livestock losses due to adverse weather.
USDA Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack authorized emergency grazing and haying on eligible Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) acres for counties designated as abnormally dry or worse according to the US Drought Monitor. The emergency grazing authorization ends September 30; producers must request and receive approval from FSA before haying or grazing CRP.
On July 24, the USDA placed Door and Kewaunee County in the Disaster Designation, and producers may access low interest emergency loans through the FSA.
For more information visit http://www.fsa.usda.gov.