Meeting on CRP signup is set for Tuesday
There is a new opportunity to put land into the Conservation Reserve Program, but there are also some new regulations.
The Farm Service Agency in Hill County is holding a meeting Tuesday to explain what's going on.
Mike Zook, FSA executive director in Hill County, said the opportunity is major, but the window is pretty small.
"I expect this to be the last big signup in Hill County for some time," he said Friday.
CRP pays farmers not to plant and harvest land considered marginal to prevent erosion and to benefit wildlife habitat. Much of Hill County meets either criteria, he said.