Wichita The Kansas Farm Service Agency has approved emergency grazing on Conservation Reserve Program acreage in two more western counties.
The addition of Pawnee and Finney counties comes about one week after the government released CRP acreage in 12 drought-stricken Kansas counties for emergency grazing.
CRP pays farmers to take fragile acreage out of production to help prevent topsoil erosion. The grazing orders are in place through Sept. 30 and apply to a maximum 75 percent of a user's CRP acreage.
The counties previously approved for the order are Grant, Hamilton, Haskell, Kearny, Lane, Meade, Morton, Ness, Seward, Stafford and Stevens.
Livestock producers wishing to participate should contact their FSA county office to request emergency grazing on an individual contract basis.