Hay testing needed due to wet spring

Due to the wet weather this spring, farmers enrolled in the Supplemental Revenue Assistance Program (SURE) are being asked to have their hay crops tested.
"There is a lot of 2010 hay that has suffered quality loss," said Scherrie V. Giamanco, U.S. Department of Agriculture Farm Service Agnecy executive director.
She said tests must be conducted for each cutting.
FSA requires farmers who are enrolled in the SURE program to maintain written, verifiable evidence indicating both the quality loss and the production quantity loss.
Producers must certify production at their county FSA office for quality loss determinations, and they must maintain all production evidence for spot-checking purposes.
Additional information about hay loss is available at county FSA offices or online at www.fsa.usda.gov. 

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