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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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Now is the Time to Enroll in Continuous CRP for 2020

Enrollment for Continuous CRP (CCRP) is open again. Earlier in the year, enrollment for CCRP had opened temporarily between June 3 and August 23. This was the first CRP enrollment opening since the passing of the 2018 farm bill. Now, as of December 9, enrollment has opened again for as long as availability lasts. While

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How to Enroll in General CRP for 2020

As of December 9, 2019, enrollment for both CRP and Continuous CRP (CCRP) reopened, allowing farmers and landowners to submit applications to either join or reenroll in these programs.   If you’re interested in CRP, but you’ve never tried to enroll before, you might be wondering what you do next. The truth is, it varies a little bit depending on

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Supporting Local Hunting with CRP

We talk a lot about the environmental benefits of CRP and for good reason. Through CRP, farmers and landowners receive money from the government to take marginal land out of active production. They then establish native vegetation, which restores soil health, reduces runoff, and protects local water supplies.  That alone would be worth enrolling in

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