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NBCI Leads Conservation Groups’ Request for ‘Drought-Proof Pastures’ in Drought Aid Payouts

A group of 30 conservation organizations, led by NBCI, has asked USDA Sec. Tom Vilsack to consider requiring any public programs used to help replant pastures affected by the current drought be required to ensure that 20-33% of the affected acreage is replanted in drought-resistant native, warm-season forage grasses, which provide quality wildlife habitat. Read more about the groups’ request and how a conversion of a percentage of pasture grasses could help both livestock producers AND wildlife.