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Cattle President Says Minnesota Producers Facing Feed Shortages

Some Minnesota producers are less than a week away from running out of feed for their livestock.. The situation has gotten so critical that Senator Al Franken is asking Ag Secretary Tom Vilsack to waive the current prohibition on planting forage and hay crops on prevent plant acres.  State Cattlemen’s President Dar Geiss says this year has been a

Some Minnesota producers are less than a week away from running out of feed for their livestock.. The situation has gotten so critical that Senator Al Franken is asking Ag Secretary Tom Vilsack to waive the current prohibition on planting forage and hay crops on prevent plant acres.  State Cattlemen’s President Dar Geiss says this year has been a tough one for producers trying to find feed.

Geiss says a major part of the feed shortage problem comes from farmers putting more pastureland into crop land production leaving less acres available for livestock feed.

The present USDA requirement is that prevent plant acres may not be harvested until November 1.  Senator Franken wants that waived so producers can have access to those forages.

tough one for producers trying to find feed.

Geiss says a major part of the feed shortage problem comes from farmers putting more pastureland into crop land production leaving less acres available for livestock feed.

The present USDA requirement is that prevent plant acres may not be harvested until November 1.  Senator Franken wants that waived so producers can have access to those forages.

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