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Published April 06, 2012, 11:30 PM

CRP general sign-up deadline extended

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Agriculture Farm Service Agency has extended the general sign-up and re-enrollment deadline for the Conservation Reserve Program to April 13.

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Agriculture Farm Service Agency has extended the general sign-up and re-enrollment deadline for the Conservation Reserve Program to April 13.

After April 13, the FSA will evaluate offers based on cost and the environmental benefits index, which takes into consideration variables such as wildlife habitat, water quality protection, soil erosion reduction, air quality protection and other enduring benefits.

Accepted offers will become effective Oct. 1.

For more information about CRP, producers should contact their local FSA service center or visit www.fsa.usda.gov/crp.

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