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Ag Producers Should Consider CRP Opportunities

LINCOLN – Agriculture producers are encouraged to visit their local Farm Service Agency (FSA) office to see what continuous Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) opportunities are available.

Continuous CRP is a great option for those areas of a farm that are underperforming or difficult to farm. This is also a great time to consider enrollment in the General CRP Sign-up, which starts Dec. 1.

The Nebraska Game and Parks Commission and other partners offer a variety of additional incentives that can make CRP a good business decision.

There are practices available to fit every operation. Among them is the Highly Erodible Land Initiative, which can improve water and air quality, as well as provide wildlife habitat. Another practice, the Nebraska State Acres for Wildlife Enhancement, aims to enhance habitat for bobwhite quail and greater prairie-chickens. CRP doesn’t just benefit these species; deer, turkeys, and waterfowl also thrive.

CRP assists farmers, ranchers and other ag producers to use their environmentally sensitive land for conservation benefits. As a result, CRP has provided economically viable solutions for producers and valuable habitat for wildlife.

Call or visit your local FSA office for more information.

About Jerry Kane

Jerry Kane is the news manager with the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission. He can be contacted at jerry.kane@nebraska.gov or 402-471-5008.

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