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What People are Saying About FDCE

Over the past 17 years, we’ve had the opportunity to work with CRP contract holders across the US, assisting them in establishing over 360,000 acres of native grasses, forbs, and pollinator habitat. Today, we’d like to share the stories of just a few of those farmers, managers, and landowners. Please click the video below to

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How Farming Impacts the Environment

There is no denying all of the good that farming and agriculture does for people around the world. Modern farming in the US has led this country to great prosperity, putting food on our plates at an affordable price while we pursue life, liberty, and happiness. Of course, agriculture doesn’t just provide our food but fabrics, energy sources, medicine, and more.   As wonderful as

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Everything You Need to Know About Mid Contract Management for CRP

Natural wildlands are good at caring for themselves (as long as they’re protected from outside dangers such as pollution, human-caused wildfires, etc). Wind, rain, animal grazing, and other events help maintain a balance. In grasslands, for example, these natural disturbances remove excess woody vegetation and allow flowering plants to reseed and thrive.  While CRP aims to recreate natural habitat by establishing native CRP seed, it requires a more hands-on approach to stay on

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What to Know About the New CP-43 – Prairie Strip Practice

Have you ever wished you could enjoy the environment-enriching benefits of CRP without taking entire fields out of active production? Then you might be interested in the new CP-43 – Prairie Strip practice.  CP-43 falls under CRP’s CLEAR initiative, which we talked about last week. Like all CLEAR practices, CP-43 places a special emphasis on reducing runoff and

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Reducing Runoff and Protecting Water with the CRP CLEAR Initiative

There are three primary goals of the Conservation Reserve Program: improve soil health, protect water supplies, and restore wildlife habitat. While all practices under CRP work together to achieve these goals, many of them place a specific emphasis on a particular goal.  Last month, we discussed CRP SAFE, which focuses on establishing and restoring wildlife habitat.  Today, we’d like

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Understanding the CRP SAFE Initiative

As you may know, there are numerous conservation programs (CPs) within CRP. While all of them serve the same overall goal of improving soil, protecting water, and restoring wildlife habitat, some of them place a special emphasis on one of those three areas.  The State Acres for Wildlife Enhancement Initiative, better known as SAFE, is

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