The U.S. Department of Agriculture will conduct a four-week Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) general signup, beginning March 12 and ending April 6.
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. Producers also are encouraged to look into CRP’s other enrollment opportunities offers on a continuous non-competitive, signup basis.
For information concerning this program, contact the Box Elder County FSA Office at 435-257-5402.