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USDA Announces New Initiative to Quantify Climate Benefits of CRP

Dan Conservation, Environment, USDA-FSA

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Farm Service Agency (FSA) announced this week an initiative to quantify the climate benefits of Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) contracts. The multi-year effort will enable USDA to better target CRP toward climate outcomes and improve existing models and conservation planning tools while supporting USDA’s goal of putting American agriculture and forestry at the center of climate-smart …

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CSP Application Deadline in Florida is Friday

Dan Conservation, Environment, Florida

Here’s a reminder from USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) in Florida that the deadline to apply for the Conservation Stewardship Program (CSP) is Friday, March 26. While applications are accepted year-round, those interested in CSP need to submit applications to their local NRCS office by the deadline to ensure they are considered for 2021 funding.  Through CSP, NRCS helps agricultural producers and forest landowners …

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USDA Delays Signup for CRP Grasslands

Dan Cattle, Conservation, Dairy, Environment, Equine, Livestock, Pasture, Sheep-Goats, USDA-FSA

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has announced they are postponing the Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) Grasslands signup. While the original date to start this signup was mid-March, USDA’s Farm Service Agency (FSA) will announce new signup dates in the coming weeks. The Biden Administration is currently evaluating the program and looking at ways to increase enrollment. CRP Grasslands was …

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USDA Extends General Conservation Reserve Program Signup

Dan Conservation, Environment, USDA-FSA

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced they are extending the Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) General Signup period. The previous deadline was Feb. 12, 2021. Acting Farm Service Agency (FSA) Administrator Steve Peterson told Southeast AgNet’s Randall Weiseman, USDA will continue to accept offers as it takes this opportunity for the incoming Administration to evaluate ways to increase enrollment. The CRP program provides annual rental …

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USDA Offers New Forest Management Incentive for CRP

Dan Conservation, Environment, Forestry, Industry News Release, USDA-FSA

(USDA/FSA) — The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is making available $12 million for use in making payments to forest landowners with land enrolled in the Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) in exchange for their implementing healthy forest management practices. Existing CRP participants can now sign up for the Forest Management Incentive (FMI), which provides financial incentives to landowners with land …

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CRP General Signup Underway

Dan Conservation, Environment, USDA-FSA

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced earlier this week that signup for the Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) is underway. Administered by USDA’s Farm Service Agency (FSA), CRP provides annual rental payments for land devoted to conservation purposes. FSA Administrator Richard Fordyce told Southeast AgNet this CRP signup gives producers and landowners an opportunity to enroll for the first time …

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Conservation Reserve Program General Signup Begins Today

Dan Conservation, Environment, Industry News Release, USDA-NRCS

(USDA/FSA) — Agricultural producers and private landowners interested in the Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) can sign up for the popular program beginning today, Jan. 4, 2021, until Feb. 12, 2021. The competitive program, administered by USDA’s Farm Service Agency (FSA), provides annual rental payments for land devoted to conservation purposes. “This signup for the Conservation Reserve Program gives producers and landowners an …

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Increase to Certain Incentive Payments for Continuous CRP Announced

Dan Economy, Industry News Release, USDA-FSA

(USDA/FSA) — The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is increasing incentive payments for practices installed on land enrolled in the Continuous Conservation Reserve Program (CRP). USDA’s Farm Service Agency (FSA) is upping the Practice Incentive Payment for installing practices, from 5 percent to 20 percent. Additionally, producers will receive a 10 percent incentive payment for water quality practices on land …

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Open Signup for the Conservation Reserve Program and CRP Grasslands in Early 2021

Dan Environment, Industry News Release, USDA

(USDA/FSA) — The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced the signup periods for the Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) and the CRP Grasslands in 2021. Signup for general CRP will be open from Jan. 4, 2021, to Feb. 12, 2021, and signup for CRP Grasslands runs from March 15, 2021 to April 23, 2021. Both programs are competitive and provide annual …

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USDA Issues Payments to Producers Enrolled in the Conservation Reserve Program

Dan Economy, Industry News Release, USDA

(USDA/FSA) — The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is issuing $1.68 billion in payments to agricultural producers and landowners for the 21.9 million acres enrolled in the Conservation Reserve Program (CRP), which provides annual rental payment for land devoted to conservation purposes. “CRP is one of the many ‘tools’ that USDA offers to producers and private landowners to help best …