Farmers and ranchers gathered in Carrington, North Dakota called for flexibility from USDA’s Farm Service and Risk Management Agencies. While Conversation Reserve Program acres are available for emergency haying and grazing there are some road blocks popping up. “Fencing supplies, like everything else, are hard to find,” stated Grace City farmer Jeff Topp. “It’s also time consuming, especially on acres with no fence in place.” Cost-share programs to cover pasture-related costs, like the Environmental Quality Incentives Program, are available from USDA. Topp said while it is a great program, EQIP is typically underfunded, and producers can only apply once per year. “The need is today, not 12 months from now.” Hear more from Topp in this interview.