State agriculture director John Saunders knows a lot of farmers are going to be short of hay this year because of the dry early spring. But he says some row-crop farmers have benefited from the June rains. In fact, he’s hearing from a lot of farmers that their crops never looked better. He does not expect many farmers to use their conservation reserve land for grazing. He says it might cost them more in federal CRP payments than the grazing would be worth.
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