NCBA to USDA: Nice Gesture, But Wrong Solution

NCBA to USDA: Nice Gesture, But Wrong Solution

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According to the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association – the plan to open certain CRP acres to haying and grazing is well-intentioned – but doesn’t provide the right solution for cattle producers. NCBA does support managed haying and grazing of CRP acres during times of shortage – but only with a corresponding reduction in CRP payments. USDA’s plan does not include a payment reduction – and without it – NCBA says producers raising or obtaining their hay and forage from non-CRP land are placed at an unfair disadvantage.

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