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USDA expands and renews CRP in effort to boost enrollment and address climate change

USDA also announces investments in partner programs to support climate-smart policies


Last updated 4/28/2021 at 7:38am

From U.S. Department of Agriculture

WASHINGTON — Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced last Wednesday that USDA will open enrollment in the Conservation Reserve Program with higher payment rates, new incentives, and a more targeted focus on the program’s role in climate change mitigation.

Additionally, USDA is announcing investments in partnerships to increase climate-smart agriculture, including $330 million in 85 Regional Conservation Partnership Program — RCPP — projects and $25 million for On-Farm Conservation Innovation Trials. Vilsack made the announcement last Wedne...

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