FSA: Deadline nears for CRP enrollment

· August 9, 2018

Farmers have just over a week to get eligible land enrolled in the CRP (Conservation Reserve Program) this year. Farm Service Agency (FSA) Administrator Richard Fordyce reminded producers that the deadline to sign up is Friday, Aug. 17, 2018. “Any agricultural producer that has eligible land should review the benefits of this program,” said Fordyce. […]

USDA opens up voluntary CRP enrollment again

· June 4, 2018

As part of a 33-year effort to protect sensitive lands and improve water quality and wildlife habitat on private lands, the USDA will resume accepting applications for the voluntary Conservation Reserve Program (CRP). Eligible farmers, ranchers, and private landowners can sign up at their local Farm Service Agency (FSA) office between June 4 and Aug. […]

GROW Act would include cover crop incentives

· March 19, 2018

Late last week, Iowa’s Sens. Joni Ernst (R-IA) and Chuck Grassley (R-IA) as well as Sens. Sherrod Brown (D-OH) and Bob Casey Jr. (D-PA) introduced the Give our Resources the Opportunity to Work Act or GROW Act. The act would maintain funding and acreage levels for the farm bill’s three largest conservation programs: the Conservation […]

USDA issues $9.6B in farm safety net, conservation payments

· October 3, 2017

More than $9.6 billion in USDA farm safety net payments will soon be made to many producers affected by drought, wildfires, and hurricanes through the Agriculture Risk Coverage (ARC), Price Loss Coverage (PLC), and Conservation Reserve (CRP) programs. The USDA is issuing approximately $8 billion in payments under the ARC and PLC programs for the […]


USDA opens more CRP land for drought states

· July 21, 2017

With Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue’s announcement Thursday that the USDA is authorizing the use of additional CRP lands for emergency grazing and haying to help those ranchers affected by severe drought, more states may be able to help. The USDA is adding the ability for farmers and ranchers in these areas to hay and graze […]

Sec. Perdue extends CRP grazing for drought states

· June 30, 2017

The drought is not letting up across the Dakotas and Montana. And with this week’s forecast calling for hot, dry weather over the Northern Plains, it doesn’t look like relief is in sight for awhile. Thus the reason Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue is authorizing emergency grazing of CRP for any county in which any […]

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