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Noem Applauds USDA’s Move to Bump Up Prevent Plant Harvest Date





For Immediate Release

June 20, 2019

Contact: Kristin Wileman  

  

Noem Applauds USDA’s Move to Bump Up Prevent Plant Harvest Date

South Dakota producers who planted cover crops on prevent plant acres will be permitted to hay or graze fields earlier this year.

 

PIERRE, S.D. – Governor Kristi Noem today applauded the announcement by the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) adjusting the 2019 final grazing and haying date from November 1 to September 1, aiding South Dakota farmers who were unable to plant due to flooding this year. 

 

“I’m grateful USDA is providing this much-needed relief for South Dakota growers who have been impacted by flooding this spring,” said Governor Noem. “We can’t control the weather, but we can control our policy. This is a good, commonsense move from the federal government, and I applaud the Administration for easing the burden of producers during this difficult year.”

 

Producers who hay, graze, or chop cover crops on prevent plant acres after September 1 will still maintain eligibility for full 2019 prevented planting indemnity. 

 

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