|Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) sign-up important for Nebraska|
“This sign-up opportunity for USDA’s Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) is critical to the Nebraska environment and for a greener and healthier America,” announced Farm Service Agency State Executive Director Dan Steinkruger.
“Interested farmers and landowners should contact their local FSA office to schedule an appointment between Aug. 2 and 27, 2010 if they are interested in the program.”
As of Aug. 1, Nebraska has 1,092,760 acres under contract in the CRP.
On Sept. 30, there are 179,185 acres expiring from contracts or 16.4 percent of the total Nebraska acreage.
“Nebraska needs a strong enrollment in this program period to maintain the environmental benefits we have built in past years under the CRP,” he said.
CRP is a voluntary program that assists farmers, ranchers and other agricultural producers to use their environmentally sensitive land for conservation benefits.
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