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CRP enrollment begins March 12, ends April 6

Ray/Clay County Farm Service Agency Director Jarrell Foreman announced this week that USDA will conduct a four-week general sign-up for the Conservation Reserve Program beginning March 12 and ending on April 6.
Interested landowners can offer eligible land for CRP’s competitive general sign-up at the Ray/Clay County FSA office.
CRP is a voluntary program that assists farmers and other agricultural producers to usetheir environmentally sensitive land for conservation benefits. Producers enrolling 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, cost-share payments and technical assistance.
Foreman said land currently not enrolled in CRP that meets the cropping history may be offered in this sign-up provided that all land and participant eligibility requirements are met.
Additionally, current CRP participants with contracts expiring Sept. 30, 2012, may make new contract offers. Contracts awarded under this sign-sup are scheduled to become effective Oct. 1, 2012.
For more information, contact Foreman at the Ray/Clay County FSA office, located at 500 Wollard Blvd in Richmond or at 816-776-5861 ext 2 or visit FSA’s website at www.fsa.usda.gov.

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