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Evening Edition | Tuesday, August 2, 2022

In tonight's Evening Edition, read about eligibility for emergency haying in Iowa, the first grain-carrying ship to leave Ukraine, and a 130-year-old farm in Kansas.

Emergency Haying and Grazing

Twelve Iowa counties have been authorized to use Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) acres for emergency haying or grazing for the 2022 fiscal year, which runs from October 1 to September 30.

Counties receive automatic approval for CRP emergency haying and grazing when they reach the D2 (severe drought) level on the U.S. Drought Monitor and are outside of the primary nesting season (May 15 through August 1).

The CRP annual rental payment will not be reduced for 2022 emergency haying and grazing authorizations.

Grain Ships from Ukraine

The first grain-carrying ship to leave Ukrainian ports in wartime safely anchored off Turkey's coast on Tuesday, while a senior official said Ankara expects roughly one grain ship to depart from Ukraine every day as long as the export agreement holds.

The first ship, carrying 26,527 tonnes of corn to Lebanon, anchored near the Bosphorus entrance from the Black Sea some 36 hours after departing from Ukraine's Odesa port.

The sailing was made possible after Ankara and the United Nations brokered a grain and fertiliser export agreement between Moscow and Kyiv last month.

Kansas Century Farm

Jeri and Jeff Bates are the third generation to farm their land in Mitchell County near Beloit, Kansas, and they are relative newcomers to the operation.

They moved to Beloit in 1998 to raise their family and help Jeri's parents, Bill and Louise, on the operation.

They never missed a chance to learn from Bill and Louise, who were just one generation from the hardships and toil of first-generation farmers.

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