The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has just announced that it will allow North Dakota ranchers access to emergency grazing of conservation reserve program (CRP) acres in areas experiencing drought conditions.
The emergency grazing is open for acres experiencing drought conditions in categories D2 or higher on the U.S. Drought Monitor, which is available here. Interested ranchers should contact their local Farm Service Agency (FSA) county office to access the emergency grazing acres.

The NDSA is grateful to North Dakota's Congressional delegation, governor and Ag department for helping carry its message to federal decision-makers during this critical time of drought. 



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