Conservation Reserve Signup Extended

“The general signup period for USDA’s Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) has been extended one week until Friday, April 13, 2012,” announced Nebraska Farm Service Agency, State Director Dan Steinkruger.  “This extension will give farmers and landowners another week to weigh their options under the CRP.”
CRP is a voluntary program available to agricultural producers to help them use environmentally sensitive land for conservation benefits.  Producers enrolled in CRP plant long-term, resource-conserving covers to improve the quality of water, control soil erosion and develop wildlife habitat.  In return, USDA provides participants with  rental payments and cost share assistance.  Contract duration is between 10 and 15 years.  Producers with expiring contracts and producers with environmentally sensitive land are encouraged to evaluate their options under CRP.

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