Emergency haying and grazing of CRP has been authorized for all South Dakota counties. Many Hand and Hyde County producers filed an application to conduct haying or grazing activities. Under CRP emergency haying and grazing provisions, the producer could not begin the haying operation until August 2, 2012. There are a few other dates that participants should be aware of.
These dates include: September 1 – haying must be completed. September 11 – certification of acres hayed and number of bales is required. October 1 – all hay bales must be removed from the CRP acres.
Compliance of these regulations is required prior to CRP annual payments being issued in October. In addition, if the participant wishes to pre-pay the payment reduction for the haying operations, this must be done prior to September 30, 2012.
If there are any questions regarding these and other FSA programs, please contact your local FSA Office.
ORAL LEASES RENEW AUTOMATICALLY ON SEPT. 1
Oral farm leases will renew automatically for the next growing season on September 1, unless written notice of intent to terminate or modify the existing lease is given, according to Burton Pflueger, SDSU Extension farm financial management field specialist.
“Any lease that renews automatically carries the same terms and conditions as the existing lease. Once such notice is given, the existing lease remains in effect until March 1, 2013, at which time the new lease becomes effective,” Pflueger said.
These rules apply to both the tenant and the landowner. The only exception is when one party fails to live up to the terms of the original agreement. Any landlord or tenant who wants to terminate or modify an existing oral contract must notify the other party by September 1.
HAYING/GRAZING OF CRP ACRES