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USDA Authorizes Emergency Grazing in Response to President Trump’s Directive

Emergency Grazing on Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) Lands located in Kansas, Oklahoma, and Texas Authorized by the President due to “… ongoing wildfires which began on March 6, 2017 … The authorization is pursuant to appropriate restrictions and conservation measures …” – USDA notes that the grazing will “… overlap with the primary nesting season of the lesser prairie chicken. CRP has procedures in place, already developed with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, to permit emergency grazing on protected lands during nesting season …”

Web site: Source: April 4, 2017 USDA Press Release, titled “USDA Authorizes Emergency Grazing in Response to President Trump’s Directive”, posted at
http://www.usda.gov/media/press-releases/2017/04/04/usda-authorizes-emergency-grazing-response-president-trumps

The April 4, 2017 USDA Memorandum authorizing the emergency grazing is posted at
http://www.usda.gov/sites/default/files/documents/Emergency-Grazing-on-CRP-Acreage-4-4-2017.pdf

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