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CRP Deadline approaching

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Farmers and ranchers have until close of business Aug. 27 to offer eligible land for CRP’s competitive general sign-up. Applications may be completed by land owners at their local FSA county office.  CRP participants with existing contracts scheduled to expire on Sept. 30 may re-enroll under a new 10- to 15-year contract. Cropland that is highly erodible, within a Conservation ... Read More »

CRP Registration

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Representatives from the local Farm Service Agencies will be attending training sessions on provisions for a new Conservation Reserve Program or CRP sign up next week. Unfortunately, no specific date has been set by the Ag Department for sign up yet, but it is anticipated that the sign up will be set sometime in August. Initially 2.8-million acres were to ... Read More »

CRP Extended

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Several weeks ago Big First District Kansas Congressman Jerry Moran asked the Department of Agriculture to extend some of the expiring 2009 Conservation Reserve Program Contracts. Moran got his wish this week. Local Farm Management Agencies announced yesterday that FSA will offer certain producers the opportunity to extend their CRP contracts that are scheduled to expire in four months. USDA ... Read More »

Time Running Out for CRP Burning

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It’s been hard to miss the plums of smoke that have dotted the landscape from controlled burns on CRP acres the past month or so. It’s also hard to not notice the places where those controlled burns misfired and became dangerous prairie fires. Area farmers have just two days left to meet the burn requirement on their CRP acres. Jim ... Read More »