Lucas seeks CRP extension for producers impacted by wildfires
May 18, 2017
Washington, D.C. – Wednesday, at a House Committee on Agriculture hearing, Congressman Frank Lucas (R-Okla.) asked U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Secretary Sonny Perdue about the possibility of the agency extending CRP (Conservation Reserve Program) acre eligibility for farmers and ranchers impacted by wildfires throughout Oklahoma, Texas, and Kansas in March.
"I've lived all my life in northwest Oklahoma, but I have never seen anything of the magnitude of these fires," said Congressman Lucas. "The potential for the extension of USDA's initial 90-day emergency authorization will ha...