From Jon Wyss, State Executive Director
Washington State Farm Service Agency
Washington State Farm Service Agency (FSA) staff has worked with Washington, D.C., staff to obtain approval to allow fire-impacted Washington producers who want to utilize Conservation Reserve Program Emergency Haying and Grazing for longer than 90 days to do so, not to exceed Dec. 31. This would apply to both producers who have already utilized emergency haying and grazing and those who have not.
Producers must follow the normal rules for emergency haying and grazing. If producers have already completed the requirements, they don’t need to do them again. They will just need to make sure that their local county committee documents in the minutes that they requested to graze further and that the local county board approved it. All livestock must be removed by Dec. 31.
Please contact your local FSA office if you have any questions.