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USDA opens CRP signup this week


December 11, 2019

From U.S. Department of Agriculture

WASHINGTON — Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue announced the U.S. Department of Agriculture opened signup for the Conservation Reserve Program Monday.

The deadline for agricultural producers to sign up for general CRP is Feb. 28, while signup for continuous CRP is ongoing.

Farmers and ranchers who enroll in CRP receive a yearly rental payment for voluntarily establishing long-term, resource-conserving plant species, such as approved grasses or trees, known as “covers,” to control soil erosion, improve water quality and develop wildlife habitat...

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