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Opening the ground of CRP for ag benefits cows, not crops

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Opening the ground of CRP for ag benefits cows, not crops

Agricultural economists say opening the ground for agricultural conservation reserve programs can be positive for cattle producers.

Ben Brown at the University of Missouri …

“For ranchers in the western part of the Corn Belt, raising cattle in the pasture for a period of time may be a relief,” he said. “So it does not provide a great incentive for cattle to enter the feedlot for a period of time.”

Mr Brown said it would be a plus for cattle prices.

But he says that even if brownfields plant crops on the ground of CRP, they can hardly relieve market pressure on the crop side.

“It’s going to be marginal ground coming in, it won’t be high yields,” Brown said. “This year it will happen in areas where getting additional fertilizer is already a challenge, so I’m not optimistic about it.”

He said there wasn’t enough CRP ground to plant on corn and soybeans to hit the expected lost world stocks anyway.



Opening the ground of CRP for ag benefits cows, not crops

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