Emergency grazing of land enrolled in CRP has been authorized for Adams, Brown, Cass, Greene, Hancock, McDonough, Mason, Menard, Pike, and Schuyler Counties.
According to Scherrie Giamanco, State Executive Director of Illinois FSA, this authorization permits emergency grazing only in these counties. No haying of CRP acres is allowed at this time. Additionally, there will be a 10 percent CRP payment reduction for grazing CRP acres under these emergency provisions.
For more information on and eligibility requirements for USDA disaster assistance, contact your local County FSA office or visit www.fsa.usda.gov