38 more Wisconsin counties, including Buffalo and Trempealeau counties, have been opened up for haying and grazing on lands in the federal Conservation Reserve Enhancement Program, otherwise known as CREP.
That decision was made by the USDA because of the drought situation in Wisconsin and makes 42 Wisconsin counties with the special guidelines. The counties also include: Dunn, Eau Claire, Jackson, Pepin, La Crosse, and Vernon counties.
Haying on the CREP lands can continue through August 31st, and grazing through September 30th. Landowners may keep the hay for their own use for livestock or they may sell, donate or barter hay and grazing rights.