Farmers Getting Help with Hay Shortage

ALBERT LEA, MN — Minnesota farmers dealing with the hay shortage are getting some help.

The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources is offering emergency haying for livestock producers.

They have identified 922 acres on 43 wildlife management areas where it would benefit wildlife.

Others are helping out as well.

The farm service agency is allowing emergency haying or grazing on some CRP land as well.

“FSA has opened up come CRP emergency haying and grazing on some certain practices to allow people to take some more grass hay, not really alfalfa, but some kind of forage off some of this CRP practices in a lot of these counties too,” Freeborn County FSA Executive Director Lee Crawford said.

Crawford says before doing this, you should check with your local FSA office to see which practices are allowed.

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