CRP

Paperwork Requirements of CRP – Properly Documenting Cost-Share Expenses

Nobody enjoys paperwork, but for programs such as the Conservation Reserve Program, it’s a necessary part of the process. After all, CRP doesn’t just pay farmers and landowners a flat rental fee per acre; the program also reimburses them for expenses associated with establishing CRP such as seed, planting and herbicide.  This is where first-time CRP …

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What You Should Do with Underperforming Farmland

Farming naturally takes a toll on your land. Crops leave topsoil exposed to wind and rain, causing erosion and runoff. Tillage further erodes the soil. Growing the same crop year over year depletes the soil’s nutrients, removes vital organic matter and leaves it less fertile and more fragile.  To compensate, additional fertilizer is used, increasing the presence …

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Establishing Native Grasses and Forbs for CRP – Part 2: Seed Placement and Planting

Considering enrolling in CRP for native grasses and forbs? We don’t blame you. CRP not only offers competitive rates, cost-sharing reimbursement, and sign-up incentives, but planting native grass is great for both your farm and the environment as a whole. That said, if you want to successfully establish native grass on your land through CRP, …

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Establishing Native Grasses and Forbs for CRP – Part 1: Seed Quality and Purchasing

Native grasses serve an important role in our environment, providing habitats for local wildlife while protecting soil and water.  That’s why the Conservation Reserve Program offers compensation to landowners willing to establish and maintain fields of native grasses and forbs This is done through a number of conservation practices (CP) including CP2, CP4D, CP21, CP23, …

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Turning Farmland into Pollinator Habitat Through CRP

Pollinators such as bees, butterflies, birds, and even bats serve an important function in our environment. Without the pollen they spread, many plants we use would be unable to seed and reproduce. In fact, over half of the US’s primary crops rely on pollination, which means bee-pollinated commodities bring in $20 billion worth of agricultural production in the …

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The 2018 Farm Bill Reaches President

After 8 months of disagreement and deliberation, the farm bill of 2018 made it through the House of Representatives on December 12 with a final tally of 369 – 47. The bill had passed the Senate just a day earlier. All that’s left now is for President Trump to sign the bill into law, a decision which most are confident will happen soon.  …

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