Emergency grazing on Conservation Reserve Program acreage, approved May 26 in Curry County, has now been approved for Harding, Lea, Quay, Roosevelt and Union counties.
“This authorization provides relief for many livestock producers in these five counties who have suffered through severe drought conditions,” said Salomon E. Ramirez, state executive director for the New Mexico Farm Service Agency. “The drought has depleted hay supplies and affected the growth of hay and pasture in parts of New Mexico. Many livestock producers cannot maintain their current herds without implementation of emergency grazing of CRP.”
Emergency grazing is allowed through Sept. 30. Participants should contact their local FSA county office to request a grazing contract.